Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Renovated Brownstones and a Hidden House

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    Hidden House With Wide Plank Floors, Secret Garden, Art Studio in Gowanus Asks $2.695 Million

    With the main dwelling set back at the rear of its lot and a hidden courtyard garden, this single-family home has a quirky character that fits into the raffish charm one finds in Gowanus. On a block with a mix of light industrial, commercial and residential, 561 Union Street has an unexpected garden behind its front gate, connecting a one-story studio at the front and a two-story dwelling at the rear.

    313 hicks street

    Brooklyn Heights Co-op With Garden, Working Fireplace, Laundry Asks $1.67 Million

    A private garden has decided appeal in these times, and added to that this Brooklyn Heights apartment has two bedrooms, two full baths and — should cooler weather ever return — a wood-burning fireplace. It’s on the first floor of a four-unit co-op in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District at 313 Hicks Street.

    371 clinton street

    Renovated Carroll Gardens Brownstone With Central Air, Home Office Asks $4.499 Million

    This move-in ready brownstone is on the narrow side but a renovation several years ago fit in a large kitchen, plenty of bedroom space, closets and built-ins. The house, at 371 Clinton Street, is at the edge of Carroll Gardens, close to the amenities of Court Street and a few blocks from the now reopened Carroll Park.

    658 10th street

    Park Slope Brownstone With Stained Glass, Central Air, Koi Pond Asks $3.749 Million

    Just a short stroll down the block from Prospect Park, this 1880s brownstone has some original details mixed with modern upgrades, including central air. It’s set within the Park Slope Historic District at 658 10th Street.

    6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence

    People must be dreaming of outdoor projects while they stay home as this story from 2018 is particularly popular again this week. If you are mulling a new fence for your backyard oasis, there are six things you should consider.

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