The High Victorian Gothic rock-faced brownstone was built for a lumber magnate, a friend of Mark Twain, in 1869-70.
The arrival of spring brings the annual Park Slope House Tour and a chance to feast your eyes on some of the neighborhood's architectural treasures.
A developer has painstakingly restored the Greek Revival-Italianate villa, the neighborhood's last remaining link to its rural past.
Mingle with long-time residents and learn about the history and preservation of Crown Heights.
Outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz kicked off the Crown Heights North Association house tour Saturday, congratulating the group on the state of the neighborhood and their successful landmarking efforts. The group presented him with a Crown Heights-themed pillow, sewn by none other than our own Montrose Morris, who coordinated this year’s house tour from her home upstate and also wrote the program guide. “My dream was always to be Brooklyn borough president — nothing more,” Markowitz added, saying “I’m not leaving voluntarily. Term limits!”
After the jump, photos of some of the houses on the tour, taken with permission of the home owners.