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.
The scaffolding is down at a Middagh Street house, revealing a large rear lot extension and front facade work on its way towards completion.
It's not quite central Downtown Brooklyn, Vinegar Hill or Fort Greene, but this quirky little neighborhood is one of the oldest areas of downtown and amazingly still has some surviving early and mid 19th century row houses.
Public records show the longtime owners received only $525,000 for the property, which is currently on the market for $9.9 million.
For many, this little frame Italianate on Bond Street is housing perfection.
No construction fence has yet been erected at either property, but letters sent to Community Board 10 on October 23 indicate that work is imminent.
A developer’s plan to replace a freestanding house in Flatbush with a block of modern apartments seems to have hit a snag and now the property is up for sale.