Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Whopping Heights Mansion Asks $14.15 Million


    Massive Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival With Elevator, Jacuzzi, Wine Room Asks $14.15 Million
    Abundance is the word that’s brought to mind by today’s House of the Day, a giant Greek Revival at 15 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights. There may be things the wealthy Brooklyn homebuyer is looking for that this home doesn’t offer, but it’s not immediately obvious what they might be.

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    The Insider: Bed Stuy Design Firm Gives Park Slope Flip Job a Dose of Soul
    As so often happens, this Park Slope brownstone “lacked soul” after it was flipped by a developer, said Susana Simonpietri, who founded the Bed Stuy–based, full-service interior design firm Chango & Co. in 2009. The building’s exterior, including the restored stoop and ironwork, “had been done beautifully,” she told Brownstoner, but inside, though high ceilings and broad archways remained, “there was no crown molding, no woodwork, no paneling” — and, unlike the new homeowners, a young family late of Manhattan, “no personality.”

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    5 Wide Williamsburg Townhouses — One With a Swimming Pool — Starting at $1.329 Million
    Williamsburg is known for its hip cultural offerings, retail options and for being a symbol of Brooklyn’s renaissance — less heralded is its stock of historic rowhouses. We’ve rounded up five spacious specimens in Williamsburg and East Williamsburg. They range in type, material and condition but, notably, all but one is extra wide.

    Photo by Bed Stuy Reno

    Photo by Bed Stuy Reno

    6 Ways to Control Mosquitoes in Your Backyard (in Brooklyn and Beyond)
    You often do not see or hear them, but mosquitoes are making their presence known in the backyards of Brooklyn. While there are some 70 species of the flying insect in New York State, it’s two biters that are bugging residents from Bed Stuy to Bay Ridge. The common house mosquito, the Culex pipiens, has been sucking the fun out of summer for hundreds of years. But the Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, is a newcomer.

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    Ultra-Modern, Solar Powered or Historic: 5 Houses in Saugerties, N.Y., Starting at $275K
    Looking for a country charmer in a quaint upstate village? One of these five Saugerties homes may fit the bill. Our picks, located both near and far from the village center, include an ultra-modern contemporary with solar power, a log cabin, and a mid-19th-century farm house. They range in price from $274,900 to $674,900.

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