Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A History of Bathroom Design, Restoration in Prospect Park

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    Clinton Hill Romanesque Revival Carriage House With Garage, Garden Asks $4.6 Million

    While carriage house living might evoke visions of charming but cramped quarters, this Clinton Hill specimen offers all the curb appeal with unexpected spaciousness. That’s because it’s actually two carriage houses combined into one at 375 Vanderbilt Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District.

    6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence

    People must be dreaming of outdoor projects while they stay home as this story from 2018 is particularly popular again this week. If you are mulling a new fence for your backyard oasis, there are six things you should consider.


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    Roomy Victorian Flat With Original Wood Floors, Modern Bath in Park Slope Asks $1.395 Million

    Occupying the second floor of a late 19th century flats building, this Park Slope condo is spacious, renovated with a clean white palette and still maintains a few original features, most notably the layout. Located at 17 St. Johns Place, it’s within walking distance of a number of neighborhood amenities, including Prospect Park.

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    1940s bathroom. Illustration via American Standard Plumbing Fixtures Catalogue

    From Pakistan to Brooklyn: A Quick History of the Bathroom

    Topped only by the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most important, and therefore most installed or renovated rooms in any house or apartment. Twenty-first-century Americans LOVE their bathrooms. We love them so much, we want to have lots of them. Full baths, half baths, powder rooms, en suite baths, master baths, steam rooms and saunas.

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    The design for a pavilion in Concert Grove as proposed in 1873. Image via Thirteenth Annual Report of the Brooklyn Park Commissioners

    Restoring the Colorful Delight of the Concert Grove Pavilion in Prospect Park

    It’s been years since the graceful spans of this pavilion welcomed picnickers in search of fresh air shelter. Completed in 1874, largely destroyed by fire in 1974, and restored in 1988, the Concert Grove Pavilion in Prospect Park is in the midst of another restoration that will bring it back to public use at a time when outdoor space is highly sought after.

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