Here’s an extra-large Bed Stuy brownstone packed with rare original details, including a Juliet balcony and a whopping 10 decorative mantels. It’s located at 105 MacDonough Street in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, and the asking price, which will break records if reached, doesn’t fully match the serviceable renovation — past record-setters in the neighborhood have combined impressive original details with equally impressive updates.
It’s a fairly small structure that could easily be mistaken for an old carousel ticket stand or Prospect Park information booth, but the octagonal wood structure with a bright red umbrella-shaped roof is actually a remnant of one of Brooklyn’s early toll roads. Tucked into the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park, near Lefferts Historic House, the toll booth once stood guard on the Flatbush Turnpike.
If you are on the hunt for a bit of mid-century modern style for a suburban retreat within an easy commute of the city, Westchester County is one spot to focus your search.
Here’s a grand Renaissance Revival limestone home in the Prospect Lefferts Garden Historic District with a red clay roof, garage and period details galore. The semi-detached corner property at 125 Maple Street, which appears to be in good condition but may need some work, boasts a strong architectural pedigree. Designed in 1909 by prolific Brooklyn architect Axel Hedman, it’s one of a group of houses considered to be his “finest residential row,” Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen has written.
Here’s a look at how four of our featured listings from six months ago fared on the market.
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