Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Townhouse Reno Brings a Garden View

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    Two Recently Renovated Brownstones and More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.25 Million

    For these open house picks, we have a spectrum of period homes in a range of conditions, all with impressive original details.

    6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence

    When the groundhog tests the weather in early February, it’s time to start thinking about the rotting fence you never got around to replacing. Fencing comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, not to mention price ranges, from premade fence panels on the low end to custom Ipe horizontal fencing on the high end.


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    Sunset Park Two-Bedroom With Dining Room, Lots of Windows in Original Finnish Co-op Asks $699K

    Established by immigrant associations in the Sunset Park area in the early 20th century, original Finnish co-ops are generally modest and relatively affordable affairs.

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    The Insider: Brooklyn Heights Townhouse Gets Garden-View Kitchen With British Accent

    One of the owners of a mid-19th century row house on a coveted landmarked block is “a history buff who loves the architecture of London and had a very specific vision of the kind of Anglo-New York townhouse she wanted,” said Josh Lekwa of Gowanus-based Elizabeth Roberts Architects (ERA), who served as Project Manager on a two-year renovation of the long-neglected four-story building. “It involved a lot of research of historic molding designs.”

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    Fulfill Your Garden Dreams as the Second Owner of This Lush 1930s Estate in Ossining

    This picturesque Tudor style manse is surrounded by acres of carefully designed gardens and has been in the same family since it was completed in 1932.

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