Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Juneteenth in Brooklyn, Detail-Rich Houses

Park Slope Victorian Flat Condo With Fireplace, Custom Built-ins, Office Asks $1.25 Million

Here’s a condo with a clean-lined reno that managed to squeeze in a new home office and keep original features like moldings, a mantel and wood floors intact. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is located on the third floor of 64 7th Avenue, a short walk from Grand Army Plaza.

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Brooklynites Observe Juneteenth With Protests, Celebrations and Vigils

Brooklyn’s Juneteenth celebrations this year will be marked with special significance as a growing lists of protests are being planned in support of Black Lives Matter.

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Kensington Limestone With Pier Mirror, Coffered Ceiling, Stained Glass Asks $1,599,999

If original, unpainted woodwork is your weakness, this early 20th century limestone is dripping with it, from the pier mirror in the entry to the coffered ceiling in the dining room. The single-family house is located in Kensington, at 289 East 5th Street.

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Crown Heights Single-Family With Mantel, Pocket Doors, Renovated Kitchen Asks $2.25 Million

Buyers in the early 20th century were assured that housekeeping would be easy with the purchase of this bow-fronted house in Crown Heights. While amenities necessary to draw homebuyers have changed in the 21st century, this single-family home at 1194 Union Street has some attractive vintage features like pocket doors, moldings and wood floors along with some updates to the bathrooms and kitchen.

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Decked Out for a Design Showhouse, This Historic Kingston Italianate Wants $975K

Rich in history and located in the Kingston Stockade Historic District, this stately Italianate also features some inspirational interior decor, thanks to its transformation by designers for the second annual Kingston Design Showhouse in 2019.

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