Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Creative Family Makes a Colorful Brooklyn Home

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    Axel Hedman-Designed Bed Stuy Corner Limestone Overflowing With Details Asks $2.75 Million

    Here’s an interesting investment property: a sprawling, Axel Hedman-designed 1899 Bed Stuy house with nine units and a storied past. A four-story corner house with a bowed front, it’s at 139 Bainbridge Street, in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District.

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    Four Houses With Parking to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.45 Million

    This week’s quartet of open houses includes three homes that are chock-full of historic detail — woodwork, plaster, leaded glass and more. They also have an abundance of bedrooms — nine at the top end, depending on how you count. And, incredibly for Brooklyn, all of these homes have parking.

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    Pattern Play: Creative Family of Four Makes Warm and Colorful Home in Central Brooklyn

    People love to make dire pronouncements to soon-to-be parents. They’re usually some version of you’ll never sleep again but one I remember particularly well came from a visitor to our home taking in all the bric-a-brac and declaring that, obviously, we’d soon childproof and redecorate ourselves toward respectable, parental blandness.

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    The Insider: Tiny South Slope House Expands in Two Directions for Growing Family

    “When a house is so narrow, every move you make has to count,” said architect Aniket Shahane of his family’s diminutive dwelling, part of a historic row built to house tannery workers (according to neighborhood lore) at the turn of the last century.

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    Brooklyn Real Estate Listings Six Months Later: All Four Sold

    This week, we’re stepping back six months to check in on how four of our featured listings fared on the market.

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