Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Housing Works in Brooklyn Heights, Choosing Shower Glass

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    East Williamsburg Townhouse With Extensive Front Garden and Three More to See, Starting at $595K

    Here’s a selection of handsomely renovated homes with historic features, a couple from the late 19th century, a couple built circa 1940.

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    Our shower glass with black matte clips and door handle

    Brownstone Boys: Keep It Glassy With Shower and Tub Enclosures

    If you are building a new bathroom, especially if you have a nice walk-in shower, you will probably want to have a glass enclosure. Ours was just installed and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. So we thought we would talk a bit about the process, options and pricing.

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    Co-op ‘Worth Investigating’ in Flatbush With Deco Details, Updates, Walk-in Closets Asks $489K

    This apartment in Flatbush, built in 1937 and declared “worth investigating” in a Brooklyn Daily Eagle advert of the time, sacrifices light and space in the living room for an extra bedroom. While apartment 3A at 45 Martense Street is a legal one-bedroom, according to the listing, the second one, billed in the floor plan as a nursery/home office, is plenty spacious at 13 by 9.5 feet and lit on two sides by three windows.

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    Housing Works Set To Open New Brooklyn Heights Thrift Shop Location

    More than two years after it closed, Housing Works is finally returning to Montague Street. A recent stroll showed pink “Coming Soon!” signs filling the shopfront window of 150 Montague Street. According to the signs, Housing Works plans to open a new thrift shop at the location this fall.


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    Renovated Bed Stuy Neo-Grec Brownstone With Extensive Crown Molding Asks $2.695 Million

    This Neo-Grec brownstone dating from 1885 is recently renovated and configured as an owner’s triplex with a top-floor rental. Located at 392 Jefferson Avenue, it retains some original details: in the parlor and elsewhere on the upper floors, the crown moldings are extravagant, with scrolls, dentils, fluting and corner blocks, though they’re all painted white and so tend to disappear into the background.

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