Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Life For a Crown Heights Fixer-Upper


    Rare Warren Place Mews Townhouse and Three More to See, Starting at $1.695 Million

    Open houses to see include a few special places offering a rare glimpse inside such as a townhouse on the Warren Place Mews, built in the mid-19th century as a utopian enclave of Gothic-style brick workingmen’s houses around a landscaped courtyard. Other picks include a standalone single-family house with a garage in the Midwood Park historic district and a Park Slope townhouse that is relatively inexpensive for the neighborhood at $1.695 million.

    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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    Renovated Italianate Brownstone in Bed Stuy With Handsome Curling Center Stair Asks $2.75 Million

    This elegantly renovated narrow Italianate brownstone in Bed Stuy has been reconfigured into a single-family since we featured it as a House of the Day in 2013, removing the garden-level kitchen, which becomes an additional bedroom.

    Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One Off the Market

    This week, our look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Prospect Park South and Windsor Terrace. How did they fare?

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    The Insider: Double-Deck Addition, Fresh Color Bring New Life to This Crown Heights Fixer-Upper

    This three-story brownstone fixer-upper had a few good things going for it when a couple purchased it at the end of a long house hunt. Its pluses included an unusually deep (110 feet) lot, an intact original staircase, some vintage leaded glass and salvageable parquet flooring.

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