Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Returning to Brooklyn

Townhouse photo by Scott Bintner for PropertyShark, photo of Jennifer Connelly by Karon Liu via Wikimedia, photo of Paul Bettany by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia


    Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Buy Brooklyn Heights Townhouse for $15.5 Million

    Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany are returning to Brooklyn. The actors, who have been married since 2003, purchased an 1840s Greek Revival townhouse in Brooklyn Heights for $15.5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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    The Insider: Bed Stuy Brownstone Reno Smoothly Blends Original Detail with Modern Elements

    In three years of row house renovation, Hayley Moynihan went through just about every trial and tribulation a novice can endure, including a change of contractors partway through and half a winter spent in an unheated rental apartment.

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    Fort Greene Italianate and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.345 Million

    This week, our open houses are all in move-in condition, although only one appears to have been recently renovated. All are historic properties with at least some original details. They span the borough’s western portion, from Bay Ridge to Fort Greene, with properties in Park Slope and Kensington.

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    Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Tiny House in Carroll Gardens, a Spacious Condo in Park Slope

    The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a Greek Revival in Brooklyn Heights, a wood frame house in Bed Stuy and 20th century townhouse in Windsor Terrace.

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    Greenpoint Row House With Black Clapboard, Three Working Fireplaces Wants $3.495 Million

    Here’s a wood frame row house with a singular renovation that’s given it something of a modern beach house or farmhouse vibe. Located at 163 Eckford Street in Greenpoint — an area in which but a handful or two of houses come up for sale in a given year — it blends the rustic and streamlined with the historic and modish.

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