Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Bed Stuy Restoration, a Dramatic Cobble Hill Reno

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    The Insider: No-Compromises Gut Gives Cobble Hill Townhouse Window Wall, Dramatic Interior Volume

    When you have a wide-open brief from adventurous clients, creative architects at the top of their game, no serious budget constraints and, by the way, fine taste, here is the result: the complete transformation of an 1850s brick townhouse in Cobble Hill from four apartments to a grandly proportioned, comfortable family home.

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    The Poughkeepsie House That Pants Purchased, Yours for $530K

    They may not be on your fashion must-have list for this season, but if you wanted a practical pair of pants in the 1890s you may have snapped up a pair of Dutchess trousers. Made for men only, of course.

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    Four Updated Townhouses With Gilded Age Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $965K

    Four open houses this weekend feature juicy original details dating from America’s first Gilded Age — the western territory occupied, the Civil War ended, and the railroad tracks of the robber barons having laid out the pathway for massive industrial expansion.

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    Exquisitely Restored Bed Stuy Townhouse With Admirable Woodwork, Baths Asks $3.225 Million

    This stunning, exquisitely restored townhouse in Bed Stuy was designed in 1891 by architects Isaac D. Reynolds & Sons, among the noteworthy architects of that era in Brooklyn.

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    Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Two Sold, One in Contract, One Still Available

    This week, a look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago centers on homes in Bay Ridge, Windsor Terrace, Crown Heights and Beverly Square West. How did they fare?

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