Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Modern Look for a Prospect Heights Brownstone

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    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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    Four Brooklyn Townhouses That Make Clever Use of Space to See This Weekend, Starting at $995K

    Stroll around central Brooklyn to four renovated townhouses that mix tasteful updates and sometimes canny reorganization of the interiors with preserved historical details.

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    Elaborate Limestone With Lavish Modern Updates in Stuy Heights Asks $3.195 Million

    Carefully restored and updated with high-end flourishes, this elaborate Axel Hedman townhouse is part of a row of 10 in Bed Stuy’s Stuyvesant Heights Historic District.

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    Modern Condo in Historic Park Slope Townhouse With Penthouse, Outdoor Space Asks $2.35 Million

    There’s a better-than-average-seeming new condo hidden inside this circa 1890 townhouse designed by architect and builder I.D. Reynolds & Son in the Park Slope Historic District Extension I. On the other hand, it’s so new and lacking in historic detail that it gives the impression it could be absolutely anywhere.

    Interior Design Ideas Brooklyn Hatchet Design Build Prospect Heights

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    The Insider: Design-Build Firm Brings Light, Modern Look to a Six-Story Prospect Heights Brownstone

    “We tried to create a light, cloud-like environment throughout the house,” said Zach Rockhill, founder of Hatchet Design Build, the Prospect Heights-based company that gut-renovated this late 19th century Victorian brownstone for new owners.

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