Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Look at Home Renovations in Flatbush and Carroll Gardens


    ‘Artistic Home’ With Porch, Stained Glass, Fanciful Topper in Kensington Asks $1.499 Million

    This real charmer in Kensington belongs to a row of circa 1910 two-story brick homes with front porches and fanciful toppers. Inside are impressive original details like parquet floors with elaborate borders, stained glass windows, a pier mirror with fluted columns and foliate details, and neo-Classical columns between the two parlors.

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    The Insider: Carroll Gardens Brownstone Gets Restoration Outside, Modern Update Inside

    If the renovation of this four-story brownstone wasn’t a 100 percent gut, it was at least 90 percent. “Nothing from the original floor plan was maintained, except the exterior walls and the mantel in the front parlor,” said architect Ben Herzog of Ben Herzog Architect, whose team has grown to number a dozen since he founded the Park Slope-based firm a decade ago.

    Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: One Sold, One Available, One in Contract and One Off Market

    This week, our look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago centers on homes in Greenpoint, Crown Heights, Park Slope and Flatbush. How did they fare?

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    A Brownstone, Greek Revival and Two With Parking to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.399 Million

    Here for your speculative real estate viewing pleasure we have a selection of open houses ranging from a mansard-roofed wood-frame Greek Revival in Fort Greene asking $2.7 million to a Romanesque Revival brownstone in Bed Stuy listed for $1.399 million. None are perfect, but all have original historic detail and appear to be in move-in condition. A few could benefit from cosmetic upgrades.


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    The Insider: Budget-Conscious Couple Turn Flatbush Row House Into Bright, Open Family Home

    This modest three-story row house had been through “a lot of iterations” in its hundred or so years, as architect Sarah Jacoby of Long Island City-based Sarah Jacoby Architect rather delicately put it.

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