Top 5 Brownstoner Stories This Week: A Reimagined Gowanus Townhouse


A Remarkable Survivor, This Italian Bed With Details Inside And Out Asks For $1.995 Million

It has survived incredibly intact: an Italianate timber frame with an attractive porch and a picturesque bay window. The interior of Bed Stuy’s townhouse is also brimming with detail, with moldings, plasterwork, mantels and overmantel mirrors. The house, located at 141 Quincy Street, is part of a row of timber frames that were once similar in style and likely built between the late 1860s and early 1870s.

Photo by Russ Ross

The Insider: Gowanus Narrow Townhouse Reimagined with New Rear Extension and Staircase

When a local couple bought a three-story brick townhouse for their family of four, it didn’t have much to do. Besides being in serious disrepair, it was tiny – just 15 feet wide and only 36 feet deep.

“We considered going up, up, up and back,” recalled architect Christine Harper of Park Slope-based Harper Design + Build, which carried out a comprehensive renovation that transformed the building on the inside. and outside. “Ultimately, we decided going back was essential. If you want to install three functions on one floor, you need a certain depth.

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Photo by Susan De Vries

The Insider: Fort Greene Family Unveils Reno Townhouse With Chic Global Decor

Every once in a while a Brownstoner reader submits photos of a home so polished and complete we can’t pass it up for The Insider. Such was the case with this Civil War-era brownstone, whose owners Jen Laughlin and Ghislain Thierry caught our eye after their long and tedious renovation was finally complete.


A renovated townhouse in Crown Heights and three more to see, from $1.9 million

Our picks for open days to visit this past weekend were found at Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Crown Heights. Their price ranges from $1.9 million to $4.95 million.

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Bed study. Photo by Susan De Vries

Rent commission proposes substantial increases for stabilized apartments, citing rising costs

The Rent Guidelines Board has recommended allowing significantly higher rent increases for rent-regulated apartments this year than have been allowed for more than a decade.

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