If you’ve seen Grant Wood’s classic “American Gothic” painting then you’ve seen a board-and-batten house, even if you didn’t realize it. Just behind the pitchfork-holding gentleman is a stark white Gothic-style house with board-and-batten siding.
This weekend’s open house picks include homes in Park Slope, Boerum Hill and Bed Stuy. All have original details and are in move-in condition, with the number of modern additions varying widely.
You’d be hard-pressed to come up with a more eye-popping list of mod cons than at this five-story brownstone at 32 1st Place in Carroll Gardens. Gut renovated by CWB Architects and decorated by interior designer Tamara Eaton, it boasts an elevator, three working fireplaces, a landscaped and irrigated garden, central vacuum and a rooftop terrace with a wood-burning fireplace.
Here’s an updated co-op apartment in a Renaissance Revival building in Park Slope that’s big enough for a family and has lots of windows across three exposures.
An oft-crowded Brooklyn food staple has opened a new spot in Fort Greene. Peaches HotHouse Fort Greene quietly opened its doors October 17 at 87 South Elliott Place.
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