Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Modest Renos Transform Living Spaces

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    The Insider: Suddenly Single Designer Redecorates Her Fort Greene Rental for a Fresh Start

    When interior designer Lauren Wills’ significant other moved out of their shared apartment mid-lease, her rent instantly doubled. But because she loved the sunny, loft-like space on the top floor of an older multi-unit building, she decided to stay and make it work.

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    Rendering via Aufgang Architects

    Affordable Housing Debuts at Key Food in Clinton Hill With Studios Starting at $2,030 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened up for 35 apartments in an eight-story building under construction at 325 Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill. The site was formerly a Key Food, which will return, the developer promised after a community outcry.

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    The Insider: Prospect Lefferts Prewar Gains Dramatic Focal Point, Stylish Baths

    Not every renovation is a full-on gut. This three-bedroom apartment, located in a brick and stucco building near Prospect Park, had been stripped of moldings at some point in the past, and its two existing bathrooms were hopelessly dated.

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    Bay-Fronted Park Slope Charmer and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $700K

    This week, we’ve got three homes in move-in ready condition, and one that remains a mystery. Two have garages, and they’re located in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Beverly Square East and East Flatbush.

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    Colonial Revival on Historic Flatbush Cul-de-Sac With Parking Asks $1.995 Million

    This two-story Colonial Revival in Flatbush is a renovated early 20th century brick home with original details as well as modern touches. Built in 1915-1916 by the firm of Cantor & Dorfman and prominent Brooklyn developer Charles Goell, it’s located at 3 Martense Court in a row that was previously featured as a Building of the Day.

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