↑ This week’s first entry is a five-bedroom single-family home in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. If you don’t care about having an office, a sitting room, or an extra closet, you could probably configure it to have eight bedrooms. It’s a fairly straightforward 25-foot-wide structure with a garden. Inside, you’ll find beautiful new spiral staircase, new floors, reinforced steel joists, and central air-conditioning. There is available F.A.R., so you could expand the home if it want, but you’d have to get permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The A, C, F, G, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trians are all half a mile or closer. It asks $6.799 million.
↑ "The beauty is in the details" with our next entry. It’s a four-bedroom townhouse in Stuyvesant Heights. Right now, it’s configured as a single-family residence, but you could make it a two-family home. Built in 1899, it has been "fully restored to its original old world charm." It has two studies, two kitchens, three working fireplaces, hardwood floors, pocket doors, a backyard, and a finished basement. Saratoga Park is about three-and-a-half blocks away and the J/Z is about four-and-a-half block away. It seeks $1.649 million.
↑ Staying in Stuyvesant Heights, we have a magnificent corner townhouse configured as a three-bedroom owner’s triplex over a one-bedroom garden level apartment. With three exposures, you’ll get plenty of light, but there are some interesting quirks. The triplex’s kitchen, dining room, and living room are all on the fourth floor and the parlor level bedroom has a tub with shower in it. One of the wonderful things about this home is the abundance of wood detailing, including the central staircase. There are also 11 stained glass windows, 10 fireplaces (two working wood-burning ones), and six pocket doors. The owner is photojournalist Brenda Kenneally, whose work can be seen in some of the photos. The closest train is the A/C at Utica Av, about half a mile away. How much? $2.795 million.
↑ Moving to Dumbo, we have a four-bedroom townhouse. We featured its neighbor a few weeks ago. This one doesn’t have a sunken living room and the view of the Manhattan Bridge is shifted by several feet, and the kitchen is different. The layout, including the private turntable parking spot and walk-through master closet, is about the same. That includes four floors of actual space, plus a mezzanine and roof. The F train is just a couple of blocks away and the A/C are pretty close by at High Street. This one asks a little more than its neighbor - $6.725 million.
↑ Finally, we head to Bushwick for a home that won’t get points for staging or photography, but we felt it was still worth sharing. It is configured as a three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom owner’s duplex over a two-bedroom, one-bathroom garden apartment. It has some modern touches, but also exposed brick and wood, and one working fireplace. There is both a backyard and a usable roof. It’s right across the street from a playground and only a few blocks from the J/Z, with the L just a bit farther. Asking price: $1.55 million.
• Brooklyn Townhouse archives [Curbed]