Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Selling in Brooklyn

Listing photo via Sotheby's and photo of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard by Justin Hoch via Wikimedia Commons

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Put Park Slope Brownstone on Market for $4.599 Million

    Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are selling their Park Slope brownstone. The couple purchased the Italianate row house for $1.91 million in 2006. Located at 36 Sterling Place in the Park Slope Historic District Extension II, it is now on the market for $4.599 million.

    134 remsen street

    Grandly Scaled One-Bedroom With Loft in Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Asks $850K

    This one-bedroom, one-bath co-op in a grand Anglo-Italianate brownstone has considerable charms but the current renovation is not making the most of them.

    167 prospect place

    This Classic Italianate in Prospect Heights With Details Needs Work, Wants $2.99 Million

    This is a classic Italianate brownstone in Prospect Heights built around 1871 with bracketed window lintels and cornices, and original details on the interior like decorative window moldings and wainscoting.

    594 2nd street

    Carpentry-Folle French Renaissance Park Slope Row House With Mantels, Sauna Asks $4.5 Million

    This 1903 French Renaissance-style row house is verily besotted with carpentry. It’s got a coffered ceiling in the dining room, built-in glass cabinets, garlanded window casings with stained glass transoms, a built-in breakfast nook, decorative baseboard moldings and paneling, and even a wooden sauna inserted in the master bathroom.

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    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade under construction, 1949. Photo from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle via Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library

    The Story of Brooklyn’s Grand Stage, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

    It is almost impossible to watch a television show or movie set in Brooklyn without encountering a scene set on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Whether it features heartbroken characters leaning on the railing with Manhattan as their backdrop or chase scenes along its length, the promenade is the perfect setting.

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