Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A ‘Burg Bachelor Pad Transformed, a Covetable Kitchen

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    The Insider: Bright Park Slope Condo Stands Out for Covetable Kitchen and Out-of-the-Ordinary Baths

    When a developer purchased a century-old eight-family building outside the Park Slope historic district, he hired a childhood friend, architect Idan Naor of Gowanus-based Idan Naor Workshop, with a plan to massage the corner building, much wider than it is deep, into five condominium apartments.


    Houses With Lush Historic Details and Extra Spaces, Including a Garage, to See This Weekend

    We have a selection of open houses to see and they start at $1.15 million and include an embellished Italianate in Brooklyn Heights and an updated two-family Italianate in Fort Greene.

    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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    Designer-Architect Couple Transform ‘Burg Bachelor Pad Into Cozy, Kid-Friendly Home

    Interior designer Evans Geisler lives in two-story Williamsburg row house with her husband, an architect, and three young sons. The couple purchased the house in 2014 from Geisler’s brother — who bought it off Craigslist in 2007 – and transformed it from bachelor pad into a cozy, kid-friendly home.

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    Photos by Allyson Lubow via The Corcoran Group

    Grand Park Slope Mansion With Green Roof, Central Air on Park Block Asks $5.995 Million

    As stately Park Slope mansions go, this Romanesque Revival brick and brownstone one designed by C.P.H. Gilbert in 1889-90 is certainly among the grander ones, at least in its street presence, though many of its more opulent interior details seem to have been lost to renovations going back all the way to 1911.

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