Pork Sloop back in the 1990s. Photo via NYPL, by Bill Barvin Despite its rich array of multi-generation mom and pop shops, stunning historic architecture and abundance of locals, Park Slope is increasingly thought of, by Brooklynites and the rest of the world, as a whitewashed yuppie-haven full of luxury developments and wildly unaffordable housing. The area’s demographics have undeniably experienced a rapid change in recent years as rents and property values skyrocketed higher than the high rises being built along the neighborhood’s landmarked perimeters and longtime businesses close to be replaced by nail salons and chain stores. It’s…
This red brick and brownstone 1880s townhouse, at 158 Berkeley Place in the Park Slope Historic District, offers some nice original details and some layout flexibility for those up for a little reconfiguring. Currently a two-family set up with double duplexes, the four-story house could be a renovated into a… Read More >The post Landmarked North Slope Townhouse With Neo-Grec Details, Parquet Asks $2.785 Million appeared first on Brownstoner.
Relocating from Southern California, the new owners of this 1,200-square-foot space in a five-unit Victorian building found the long, narrow hall and dark woodwork a tad oppressive, to say the least. “They were used to light, airy, sunny spaces and it was almost unbearable for them to be in this… Read More >The post The Insider: Architects Brighten Park Slope Co-op for California Family appeared first on Brownstoner.
Here’s a late 19th century brick and brownstone townhouse in Park Slope that could work as a rehab project or an investment property. Located at 710 Degraw Street between 4th and 5th avenues, it’s a four-story with an apartment on each floor, with near 4,000 square feet in total. The listing… Read More >The post Park Slope Four-Family Brick With Mantels, Original Tile, Shutters Asks $3.396 Million appeared first on Brownstoner.