Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Creative Brooklynites and Their Homes

Clockwise from top left, photos by Michel Arnaud, David A. Land, Lesley Unruh, Michel Arnaud, David A. Land

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    11 Brooklyn Creatives Make a Townhouse Their Own

    Here are the stories of 11 creative Brooklynites and their families who took on the renovation and decoration of an historic Brooklyn townhouse and adapted it to suit their own modern lives. Each property posed its own challenges — including rentals, one that was chopped up into apartments, and another that was a dilapidated, uninhabitable wreck.

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    An Italianate in Fort Greene With Marble Mantels and Three More to See, Starting at $1.449 Million

    In-person open houses are back and the options out there are increasing. There are still the expected cautions in place: Appointments are required to view the houses during the scheduled open house times, and presumably social distancing and other measures are in place. We found four row houses, two that are move-in ready and two that are in need of renovation to make them shine. They are all north of a million, ranging in asking price from $1.449 million for a Bushwick brownstone to $3.25 million for one in Fort Greene.

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    Clinton Hill Brownstone With Designer Reno, Mantels, Screened Porch Asks $4.95 Million

    A thorough renovation has given this 1870s brownstone some modern designer style alongside its historic character. Located in the Clinton Hill Historic District at 331 Washington Avenue, the house is across the street from Underwood Park and just a short walk away from the campus of Pratt Institute.

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    Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Brooklyn Heights Carriage House, a Park Slope Limestone

    The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a co-op in Ditmas Park, a detail-filled limestone in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and a standalone in Kensington.

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    Grand Studio in Brooklyn Heights Manse With Campy Thriller Cred Asks $4,250 a Month

    It’s a rare rental that can boast a location in a building with 19th century Brooklyn Heights history bona fides and a starring role in a campy occult thriller. Perched on the top floor of 10 Montague Terrace, this petite studio has some original details and modern design touches to add to the historic allure.

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