Readers are going back to this story from July about a tenant claim of harassment and illegal eviction from a Crown Heights townhouse owned by a prominent Brooklyn family.
Filled with original details, including multiple mantels, this 1890s brownstone also has a storied location on Sportsmen’s Row near Prospect Park and is just across from the famed Montauk Club. Located in the Park Slope Historic District, the house hasn’t changed hands since the 1960s and presumably could use some updating.
Part of the sales pitch for this suitably atmospheric castle is the lure of the paranormal, a fitting tactic since the auction for the 1870s house closes on Halloween. Originally built as the home for the superintendent of the Auburn Woolen Mill, it certainly has an intriguing history, whether or not one wants to buy into the ghostly tales.
Up for in-person inspection on Halloween weekend were four historic townhouses with original details and modern updates, all apparently in move-in condition. Three of them are located in historic districts. Ranging in price from $1.5 million to $4.5 million, they are found in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Bed Stuy.
Located in a World War II-era housing complex designed to solve a housing shortage for Navy officers and enlisted men, this Clinton Hill co-op has gotten some updates for modern living since construction. This includes creating a second bedroom in what was once a dining nook and renovating the kitchen and bath.
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