A gem of a brownstone, fairly dripping with detail, was “basically a time capsule” with the exception of an “ugly ’70s kitchen,” said Dumbo-based, Milan-trained Deborah Mariotti, who works as an architect in her native Italy and as an interior designer in the U.S.
Last week, an affordable housing lottery opened for 114 newly constructed units in two separate nine-story buildings. One is located at 909 Atlantic Avenue, the other at 1043 Fulton Street. Together, according to the lottery listing, they are called the Athena Apartments.
Here are houses on the sparser end in terms of historical detail, with prices starting at $840,000 in Midwood and going up to $3.4 million for a four-story limestone Italianate with three units in Park Slope. A couple on view in Greenpoint and East Flatbush are brick with some nice neo-Classical mantels inside.
A three-story townhouse in Sunset Park has street character and an unusual amount of well-preserved original details on the interior. It’s located in the new Sunset Park South Historic District, one of the four landmark districts approved earlier this year.
It was the presence of a lovely pond that sold architect Kyle Page on twenty undeveloped Catskills acres on which to build a weekend house for his young family. “Twenty private acres balances well against the size of the space we live in in the city,” a 12-foot-wide row house in Clinton Hill, said Page, the founding principal of Sundial Studios, a boutique architecture firm based in Dumbo.
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