Brooklyn News: A Co-op in a Notable Brooklyn Heights Townhouse

Compact One-Bedroom With Mantel, Woodwork, Central Air in Heights Queen Anne Asks $750K

A one-bedroom in a notable Brooklyn Heights Queen Anne townhouse is not huge, but it has a serene feel and plenty of original historic details as well as modern conveniences. It’s on the fourth floor of 87 Remsen Street, a zippy concoction of fine brickwork and decorative terra-cotta designed by architect William H. Beers in 1899 for a socially prominent family whose fortune came from straw hats.

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Lavish Park Slope Townhouse With Mantels, Wainscoting, Central Air Asks $5.75 Million

Not exactly modest in size or ornamentation, this golden 1890s Park Slope townhouse has some dazzling exterior details and an expanse of living space filled with period features like mantels and wainscoting along with some updated amenities for modern life. In the Park Slope Historic District, 855 Carroll Street is also just a short stroll from Prospect Park.

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Charm-Filled Bed Stuy Italianate With Moldings, Mantels, Parking Asks $1.495 Million

When it was constructed, this wooden Italianate frame would have been one of many dotting its blocks, built in the late 1860s and 1870s before the boom of masonry row house construction in Bed Stuy. While change has come for many houses on the block, 170 Madison Street still retains its charm, or in the words of Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen “this house now stands out as a gem” on an eclectic stretch of street. It has some fetching interior details that stand out as well, reflecting families over the decades adapting the house and redecorating to bring in elements of what was fashionable at the time.

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Once a Dance Studio, Sunset Park Two-Family With Vintage Kitchen, Bath Asks $1.488 Million

It certainly is a project for someone to tackle, but for those up to the challenge this early 20th century two-family has some history as colorful as its intact vintage kitchen and bath. In Sunset Park, it is on a stretch of 5th Avenue that’s within sight of the Gowanus Expressway, and is one of a row of modest two-story brick buildings with commercial storefronts.

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Bay Ridge Apartment With Three Bedrooms, Sunroom, Dining Room Asks $2,700

A large, sunny, top-floor apartment in an early 20th century house in Bay Ridge has parquet, wide doorways, picture frame moldings, and windows wrapping around three sides. It’s located at 257 90th Street, a circa 1920 Craftsman two-family with peaked gables and a bit of Tudor-esque timbering.

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