Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Planning a Budget Backyard Makeover

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    Brownstone Boys: Budget Backyard Makeover

    Readers must be planning to spend the winter dreaming of backyard renovations as this February story from the Brownstone Boys is popular again this week.

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    Park Slope Prewar Fixer-Upper With Built-ins, Moldings, French Doors Asks $550K

    This co-op apartment is going to need more than a lick of paint to get it into shape, but a buyer would have the benefit of skipping the board interview process. Full of original details, it’s located within walking distance of Prospect Park, at 160 Lincoln Place.

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    A Renovated Bay Ridge House With Garage and Three More to See, All Under $2 Million

    Open for a close look last weekend were four houses all asking less than $2 million. Found in Gowanus, Park Slope and Bay Ridge, their condition ranges from estate to recently renovated. Three date from the early 20th century and a fourth was likely constructed circa 1870s.

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    Flatbush Estate-Condition Limestone With Built-ins, Mantel on Greenest Block Asks $1.1 Million

    There aren’t many photos to judge this one by, but this early 20th century Flatbush row house appears to have a fair amount of original detail intact, albeit in estate condition. There are pocket doors, wainscoting, stained glass and built-ins. With an address of 317 East 25th Street, it’s located on a block that is Brooklyn’s newest historic district.

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    A Dutchess County Second Empire Manse With Sweeping Farmland Views, Yours for $899K

    Set on a sweep of lawn amidst surrounding farmland, it isn’t hard to imagine gracefully lounging on the covered porch of this Second Empire-style manse and watching a carriage rumbling up the tree-shaded drive. A New Yorker’s summer escape in the 19th century, this Red Hook, N.Y. home is lush with original details, including some atmospherically peeling interiors.

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