Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Kelley Mansion Sells, Architects Rethink a Townhouse

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    Kelley Mansion Breaks Bed Stuy Record With $6.275 Million Sale
    Patience is a virtue. After going on the market in 2014 for $6 million, one of Bed Stuy’s most prominent and notable buildings, the John C. Kelley mansion at 247 Hancock Street, sold this morning for over ask and set a new record for the neighborhood.

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    Grand Prospect Park South Wood Frame and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $989K

    These open house picks all have unique features, including a two-car garage and a two-story colonnade porch. Only the most expensive pick, in Cobble Hill, is in the brownstone belt, with the rest in Bushwick, Bay Ridge and a stunner in Prospect Park South.


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    Top Floor Park Slope Condo in Beaux-Arts Building Near Prospect Park Asks $1.575 Million

    Here’s a condo in the Park Slope Historic District that’s less than half a block away from Prospect Park. The building, located at 567 8th Street, is one of a row of Beaux-Arts apartment houses built in 1909 and designed by Arthur Koch.

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    Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: All Four Sold

    Here’s a look at how four of our featured listings from six months ago fared on the market.

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    The Insider: Architect Shifts Floor Levels in Park Slope Townhouse to Suit a Modern Family

    Like many people familiar with four-story townhouse living, Amy Shakespeare’s clients, a couple with two young children, “wanted to solve the problem of living on multiple floors,” said the architect, who is a principal of Park Slope-based Shakespeare, Gordon, Vlado: Architects (SGVA). (The project was completed when the firm was called Redtop Architects.)

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