A Brownstoner reader sent in this photo of a renovated wood-frame townhouse close to the corner of Bedford Avenue in Bed Stuy with the comment “a new low in townhouse design.”
Hoboken’s Engine House No. 5, built in the closing years of the 19th century and now a four-unit residential building, took on several feet of water during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Subsequently, the two ground floor apartments were thoroughly renovated.
What do Williamsburg residents want in a new waterfront park and development? Peace and quiet.
This late Victorian brownstone in Bed Stuy has been revamped from top to bottom but still features some incredible woodwork and mantels. Set up as a duplex below two 1.5-bedroom apartments, 595 Hancock Street belongs to a row of three that combine elements of popular architectural styles of the day, such as Romanesque Revival and Neo-Grec.
Advertised as one of the best built houses in the city in 1893, this impressive Queen Anne brownstone is in need of renovation but has some extravagant details, including Gothic ornament on the exterior and seven elaborate mantels on the interior.
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