Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Rental Gets a New Look, the Architecture of Fieldston

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    Stunning Brownstone in Bed Stuy and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.825 Million

    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.

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    Charming Bed Stuy Brownstone With Three Working Fireplaces, Magnolia Grandiflora Asks $3.1 Million

    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.

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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.

    Rendering via Aufgang Architects

    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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    Fieldston, a Suburb ‘In the City and Yet Not of It’

    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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