The tar paper and plywood that have wrapped a modest wooden frame house since it was damaged by fire more than a decade ago are finally giving way to new siding.
The history is largely one of tradition -- tales of taverns and sea captains passed down over the years, often from owner to owner.
The owners hired architect Joseph Koelbel to restore the row house with a slate-tile mansard roof and cement-board siding.
The construction fence around a rare Federal-era wood frame house in Brooklyn Heights came down briefly this week, revealing the transformation of the building is nearly complete.
In the 1920s, a Brooklyn girl left her home on Temple Court behind to find stardom in Hollywood.
Permits were filed for an eight-story residential building at 319 Lenox Road, where a freestanding wood frame house now stands.
Opinions are mixed on the unusual exterior renovation of a wood frame house with bay windows on Jefferson Avenue in Bushwick.
A developer has painstakingly restored the Greek Revival-Italianate villa, the neighborhood's last remaining link to its rural past.
Besyata Investment Group bought it and a similar house next door for a combined $9.95 million.
The owner of a pre-Civil War house will be back in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission next week with an adjusted proposal.