With the weather outside finally approaching something other than dreary, there’s no better time to hit the pavement and visit some open houses. Of our four picks, one needs some work, two have details galore and the other is a new renovation. One is located in Park Slope, with the other three all in Bed Stuy.
This spacious turn-of-the-century Romanesque/Renaissance Revival townhouse is filled with exceptional examples of period millwork. Located at 593 Jefferson Avenue in Bed Stuy, it was designed by noted 19th century architects Langston and Dahlander.
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.
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.
With a city so vast, New York offers the possibility of traversing from urban to suburban, and even still a little rural, all within its boundaries. In the early 20th century, the well-to-do who wanted to stay within those boundaries instead of decamping to newly fashionable suburbs may have ended up just north of Manhattan in Fieldston.
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