Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Choosing a Countertop, a Lavish Limestone on the Market


    Lavish Park Slope Limestone With Ornate Details, 6 Mantels, Roof Deck Asks $7,510,808

    On and off the market for years, this five-story, sprawling, 8,000-square-feet limestone mansion in Park Slope is about as maximalist as can be imagined. 108 8th Avenue was built as the residence of a local developer in 1900 and served as a stand-in for 1870s upper 5th Avenue in Martin Scorcese’s “The Age of Innocence” and 1920s Atlantic City in the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” All of the original woodwork is intact, according to the listing.

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    Park Slope Three-Bedroom Co-op With Working Fireplace, Modern Kitchen Asks $1.45 Million

    This third-floor walkup in an 1890s building at 437 2nd Street in Park Slope uses clever planning and a light well to fit three bedrooms into an attractive space.

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    Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: Lush Details in Bed Stuy, a Modern Reno in Clinton Hill

    The popular listings on Brownstoner include a standalone in Kensington, a shingled house in Fiske Terrace and a row house in Greenpoint.

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    The gorgeous counters have been installed and covered while we finish the rest of the kitchen

    Brownstone Boys: Sorting Through Kitchen Counter Options

    The kitchen is the heart of the house, they say. For us (and many folks) our kitchen is a big feature of our renovation. We wanted it to be big and open. We even sacrificed a powder room to get it. We wanted something that would be seen as a major feature. We also wanted a big island with seating because no matter how large or small it ends up being where everyone hangs out. One of the most important features of a big and open kitchen are the counters and we wanted to get it right.

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