Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Park Slope’s Montauk Club, a Family Beach House

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    Williamsburg House With Pool and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.545 Million

    All of the open house picks this weekend are move-in ready. From Williamsburg to Bay Ridge, we have a classic Neo-Grec/Italianate brownstone and an Edwardian brick home with a garage. One is in a historic district with original details, while the others have tremendous curb appeal.

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    The Life and Times of Park Slope’s Singular Montauk Club

    Late 19th century Brooklyn was a city basking in the glories of the Gilded Age. Taking their cue from the English gentry, wealthy New Yorkers embraced the creation of posh private gentlemen’s clubs. Here, a man could be waited upon with no family demands on his time.

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    Three-Bedroom Co-op in Park Slope Queen Anne With Wood Burning Fireplace Asks $975K

    Here’s a charming floor-through co-op in the Park Slope Historic District, in good shape and with some choice original detail. Located at 902 President Street, it sits a half block from Prospect Park.

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    Photo by Francis Dzikowski

    The Insider: It’s All About the Views at New Storm-Proof Family Beach House on Queens Oceanfront

    Five years after Hurricane Sandy battered an oceanfront lot in Breezy Point, destroying an existing house, a Brooklyn couple purchased the bare site. They hired Alexandra Barker of BFDO Architects, who had designed their Windsor Terrace townhouse, to conceive a new weekend home for their family that could withstand future superstorms.

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    Cute Park Slope Brownstone With Five Mantels, Original Neo-Grec Detail Asks $2.979 Million

    Here’s a modest two-family brownstone in Park Slope that boasts tons of original Neo-Grec detail. Dating back to the 1880s, the house is located on 393 2nd Street and has been with the same family since at least the 1980s.

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