Here’s a newly renovated Crown Heights brick standalone that’s pretty nice as flips go, with some restored original moldings and woodwork. It’s at 199 Sullivan Place, on the nabe’s southern end, a 10-minute walk from Prospect Park.
After being spotted this week checking out bachelor pads in Manhattan, it appears comedian Chris Rock has sold his Beaux Arts style carriage house, located at 239 Waverly Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District, for $3.35 million, which was $500,000 under the asking price.
Figuring out the best layout and furniture placement in the long, narrow parlor of a traditional brownstone or townhouse can be perplexing, even for the most design-savvy homeowner. The parlor level often serves as the kitchen, dining room and main living area, and the layout may be further complicated (or enhanced) by the location of fireplaces or a pier mirror.
The owner of this bright three-bedroom prewar, a poet and professor, had already done a fair bit of work on the apartment, including a new kitchen with custom cabinetry. But there were still areas she wanted to address.
After a foray into apartment open houses last week we’re back to full-on houses today, though this being the dead of winter and the market being slow we’ve got three instead of the usual four. All of them are move-in ready, though one is a potential candidate for a makeover. They’re in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Red Hook and Bushwick.
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