One long-ago resident of this tiny carriage house-filled Brooklyn street claimed the location “inspires goodness in children.” While it’s not clear if that 1940s wisdom about Hunts Lane holds true, the picturesque spot does still have plenty of charm, and a rare rental on the market that isn’t sky high in price. While this one isn’t overflowing with period details, it does offer two bedrooms, wood floors, a decorative mantel and the added attraction of no fee.
St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights was once the place for Brooklyn’s wealthy to make an architectural statement with their grand homes, and this 1890s limestone is an intriguing slice of that history. A sales listing showing mantels, stained glass, wainscoting, moldings and coffered ceilings galore hints at the past splendor of 859 St. Marks Avenue, although the house also appears to have a complicated history including use as an SRO and a more recent reno.
A luxury condo in Cobble Hill has radiated a shrill whistling sound for months, disrupting life in the quiet brownstone nabe with its piercing noise, according to locals.
“It’s like fingernails on a blackboard,” said Dorothy Siegel, who lives a block away from the hissing tower. “It hurts your teeth, it’s that kind of sound.”
On a corner lot, this grand early 20th century limestone offers more than a fair amount of space along with mantels, built-ins and other period details — not to mention the perk of a garage. Its location, at 53 St. Pauls Place in Flatbush, also has the attraction of being just a short walk from Prospect Park.
Our picks for open houses to see this warm spring weekend offer a smattering of original details, varying conditions and a garage between them. Spanning Carroll Gardens, Bed Stuy, Sunset Park and Flatlands, they range in price from $799,000 to $2.95 million.
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