This Park Slope brownstone offers a motherlode of intact detail, some of it pretty stunning, including an extravagant dining room lined with leaded glass cabinetry and period bathrooms with fabulous tile and stained glass. Built in 1903 by Benjamin Dreisler, it sits a half-block from Prospect Park, at 604 2nd Street in the Park Slope Historic District.
Crews were spotted in Brooklyn Heights this morning, getting ready to film scenes for the adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn.” Storefronts on Henry Street between Orange and Pineapple were transformed to make the neighborhood feel like the 1950s, when part of the film takes place. Vintage cars were parked along the street and some extras were dressed in period clothing.
We’ve got a brownstone, a limestone, a wood frame and a brick home this week, covering most of the facade types in the borough. All appear to be in good to excellent condition through two have been broken up into several units. They are scattered across the borough in Bed Stuy, Red Hook, Crown Heights and East New York.
A Clinton Hill brownstone where a young family lives is quite intentionally the embodiment of their family values. Growing up in an area of Westchester one of the homeowners describes as “not diverse at all,” she felt torn between two different worlds of her upbringing — one black, the other white.
This Bed Stuy brownstone has been exquisitely renovated and offers a lot of lovely Victorian details alongside some interesting and unusual updates. An 1890 Queen Anne with a faux-mansard roof, arched windows and rusticated stone facade, it sits at 575 Macon Street.
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