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Architecture, Landscape Architecture

barclays green roof

The 135,000-square-foot green roof planned for the SHoP Architects-designed Barclays Center is shaping up in readiness for its job of reducing noise from the arena, catching rainwater and looking good from below, though it won’t be publicly accessible. But here’s your chance to get on top and see all the work that’s being done in order to bring this project to life.

Watch the roof getting green, this way

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Compare and Contrast, Cool Listings, Features

Brooklyn prewar coop prospect park

235 Lincoln Place, Apt. 2C (l), 20 Plaza Street East, Apt. D10 (r).

Just north and west of Grand Army Plaza and the green expanse of Prospect Park, the heavenly slice of brownstone Brooklyn where Prospect Heights  meets Park Slope is considered one of the best spots in the borough–possibly the city–to live. Its streets offer some of the area’s loveliest historic townhouses and some of Brooklyn’s most gracious prewar apartment buildings, home to notables from Sen. Charles Schumer to Chloë Sevigny.

Near an alphabet soup of subway lines and every amenity you could imagine–from the Brooklyn Museum to Barclays Center–these two classic prewar co-ops claim this prime location, sought-after full-service buildings and pretty Deco-era bones. The first also offers the spacious layout sought by co-op buyers, and at $1.4 million for a large three-bedroom, there’s plenty of room to roam. And though a diminutive studio is best for one (or two who like to be very close) this particular version, asking a double-take-prompting $350k, is on a high floor in one of the area’s loveliest buildings and has the same look–minus a few hundred square feet–as its more spacious sibling.

Take a side-by-side look

Cool Listings, Interiors, Prospect Heights

300 prospect place brooklyn

Want to live in an awesome Prospect Heights townhouse and earn money at the same time? This gorgeous home built in 1910 is currently set up as an owner’s triplex with a one-bedroom income suite on the garden level. It must’ve undergone a pretty intense renovation considering the owners paid $900,000 for it back in 2007, and now it’s back on the market asking $4,075,000. And it has some pretty impressive features, like floor-to-ceiling windows and a floating staircase in the back of the house, which was positioned to join the original building with the four-story glass curtain wall addition. You’ll find exposed brick throughout the home, whether original, whitewashed, or boasting a deep blue hue. There are also keystones with a man’s face carved in them at the entrance.

More pics inside

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Compare and Contrast, Cool Listings, Features, Recent Sales

66 morton street, 280 Park Place

66 Morton Street, $17M (left); 280 Park Place, $3.5M (right)

A classic bow-fronted Prospect Heights townhouse (above, right) offers many of the things we love about this star-studded $17 million West Village home (above, left)–for a lot less. The big-ticket Manhattan beauty set records and made movies. But for $3.5 million, a new-to-market gem in one of Brooklyn’s most coveted neighborhoods is just as charming, and even offers some perks the Manhattan home lacks.

Compare these four-story homes with very different prices

Cool Listings, Interiors, Prospect Heights

535 Dean Street, Prospect Heights

Get ready to feast your eyes on this stunning Prospect Heights loft located in the Newswalk Condominium–and unlike anything offered on the Brooklyn market today. Every detail was masterfully created by award-winning designer Joe Ginsberg, from original furniture pieces fabricated in the artist’s atelier and included with the home to the specialized techniques and processes used in creating the distinctive wall and ceiling finishes.

More of this one-of-a-kind home

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City Living, Features, Goldilocks Blocks, Prospect Heights

Between hyper-developed hotspots, main drags in up-and-comers, and those genuinely avoidable areas, there can often be found a city’s “just-right” zones. They aren’t commonly known, but these micro-neighborhoods often hide within them real estate gems coupled with perfectly offbeat vibes. Continuing our Goldilocks Blocks series, this week we look at Lowry Triangle in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

It’s…gritty. But it’s Prospect Heights.

Anchoring an oddly magical Brooklyn crossroads where Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Clinton Hill meet, bisected by noisy, gritty Atlantic Avenue, Lowry Triangle and its surrounding blocks form a literal mashup of three neighborhoods, all of which began hitting their gentrification strides at slightly different times. On a map it’s legitimately Prospect Heights, whose border is a block to the east at Grand Avenue. It’s a small but decidedly cool zone, open and semi-industrial, where old brick buildings share space with a growing number of sleek, modern boutique condos, compact cubes fronted by vast expanses of glass; a fascinating juxtaposition of old and new.

What you might not notice if you’re just passing through

Cool Listings, Crown Heights, Interiors, Prospect Heights

Minimalist Prospect Heights Carriage House Asks $2.5M

By Aisha Carter, Mon, January 12, 2015

474 Sterling Place, European farmhouse, modern loft

This converted carriage house in Prospect Heights is back on the market with another price drop, this time, asking $2.499 million. The minimalist 22.5-foot wide home has a touch of European farmhouse charm in a raw modern warehouse, with some vintage accents like reclaimed sinks, found antique gates, repurposed mirrored French doors and tin ceilings. Not to mention the fact that the home comes with a private garage (currently being used as an artist studio space).

Take a look inside

Design, Interiors, Prospect Heights

Delson or Sherman Architects Prospect Heights Row House

Like most townhouses of its time, this Prospect Heights abode suffered from what Delson or Sherman Architects referred to as “common row-house ailments.” Dark in the middle and spatially flat, coupled with the fact that it had housed a kennel in one of its former lives, this home had literally gone to the dogs in more ways than one. But wait until you see how the firm transformed the Brooklyn house.

From dark and flat to bright and layered

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Prospect Heights

268 Prospect Place, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn brownstone

“I want something with character.” This is definitely a line brokers hear all the time. And if their current character-seeking client is looking to move to brownstone Brooklyn, this $2.5 million Romanesque Revival rowhouse in Prospect Heights is the perfect place to satisfy their check list.

Located at 268 Prospect Place, the three-bedroom, 2,430-square-foot home was built by William L. Beers in 1899. It’s oozing with historic details, including six fireplaces, stained glass transom windows, moldings galore, a carved wood staircase, sand wood floors, original wainscoting, cornices, and shutters.

Tour the historic home here

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Prospect Heights

398 Sterling Place, Prospect Heights Historic District, exquisite original millwork

Here at 6sqft we have a strong appreciation for all kinds of architecture–both old and new; but the truth of the matter is, they just don’t make homes like this anymore. In September 2013 this two-family home at 398 Sterling Place hit the market, asking nearly $3 million. When its price dropped to $2.79 million a month later, the townhouse was quickly snatched up. Now, the building’s 2,480-square-foot lower duplex is back on the market, touting restored original details and a new and improved reverse floor plan, for $2.39 million.

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