Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Reader Restoration Diary, a Townhouse Transformation

Photo by Dustin Aksland via Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design


    The Insider: No-Compromises Gut Gives Cobble Hill Townhouse Window Wall, Dramatic Interior Volume

    When you have a wide-open brief from adventurous clients, creative architects at the top of their game, no serious budget constraints and, by the way, fine taste, here is the result: the complete transformation of an 1850s brick townhouse in Cobble Hill from four apartments to a grandly proportioned, comfortable family home.

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    A Revamped Early Townhouse in Williamsburg and Three Others to See Starting at $1.175 Million

    All of a sudden there seems to be quite a few interesting places to see on the market — maybe sellers are getting a jump on spring?

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    Pink Brownstone: Who We Are and How We Got Here

    Hi there – we are your neighbors, figuratively speaking. We live in a brownstone in Brooklyn which has been a work in progress for a handful of years now.


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    Two Proposed Demolitions in Historic Brooklyn Heights Meet Opposite Fates

    Two projects in Brooklyn Heights went in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday morning, yielding contrasting results.

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    An Irvington Gatehouse Escapes Demolition and Becomes the Home of Artist Charles Sheeler

    A wrecking ball took out the mansion over which this little gatehouse once stood guard, but it survived and provided a final home to painter and photographer Charles Sheeler.

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