Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: The Wooden Relic in Prospect Park


    Bed Stuy Brownstone With Original Coal Burning Stove, Juliet Balcony Seeks Record-Setting Price

    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.

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    The Quirky Wooden Relic of Brooklyn’s Transit Past in Prospect Park

    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.

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    A Mid-Century Modern Wooded Oasis in Westchester County Asks $1.595 Million

    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.

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    Grand Renaissance Revival Limestone in Lefferts Manor With Garage, Sunroom Asks $3.98 Million

    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.


    Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One Still Available

    Here’s a look at how four of our featured listings from six months ago fared on the market.

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