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Cool Listings, Interiors, Windsor Terrace

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This laid-back little Windsor Terrace townhouse occupies a fortunate spot on a tree-lined block among similarly adorable Arts and Crafts-style homes, just on the edge of Prospect Park. The updated semi-attached, single-family home is no bargain at $2.468 million, but there are at least four bedrooms, plus more than enough space, modern comfort, and charm for the whole family. And while it may not be designer-perfect, it offers far more space than the average condo, and it’s the kind of place that looks like home.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Windsor Terrace

This freestanding Victorian, built in 1860, was actually dubbed “the neighborhood’s most charming house” by the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper. Located at 211 Vanderbilt Street, in Windsor Terrace, it is still clad with cedar clapboard and fronted by a covered porch. The fully detached home is also set back from the street, offering the rare front lawn, plus a side walkway that leads to a truly massive backyard. Although the interior has mostly been upgraded, it still holds a few historic surprises. It is plenty charming, but you’ll have to judge for yourself if the home deserves the title of most charming in all of Windsor Terrace.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Windsor Terrace

This Brooklyn townhouse is unique in that it comes with a south-facing front porch. It’s large enough to place some chairs and a small table and looks down over the front garden. And out back, there’s a charming backyard with custom wood fencing and lighting, specially designed by a landscape architect to bloom flowers from spring into fall. All this excellent outdoor space–just as the weather starts to heat up–comes from the Windsor Terrace home at 225 Windsor Place. The interior isn’t bad either, as it boasts a modern, renovated kitchen alongside some restored historic details. After last selling in 2008 for $1.497 million, the home is now asking $2.25 million.

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Design, Interiors, Windsor Terrace

Barker Freeman Design Office got creative with this townhouse renovation in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn by taking the interior structural columns of the home and transforming them into bookshelves. The result was a win for architect Alexandra Barker’s book-loving clients Gayle Forman, a prolific author of young-adult books, and Nick Tucker, her musician-librarian husband. Barker told Brownstoner that the shelving system is essentially a “low-cost design feature.” And she noted, “They add visual interest using something most people already have.” But that was only one element in an overhaul that modernized the main floor of this historic 20-foot-wide wood frame house.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Windsor Terrace

540 16th Street, Corey Stoll, Windsor Terrace townhouse, Brooklyn celebrities

Native Upper West Sider and actor Corey Stoll–best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role as Congressman Peter Russo on “House of Cards” and for playing Dr. Ephraim Goodweather on “The Strain”–has a new Windsor Terrace townhouse, according to LL NYC. He and his wife, Broadway actress Nadia Bowers, dropped $2.4 million on the charming and quaint home, which was recently renovated and is just one block from Prospect Park.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Windsor Terrace

207 Windsor Place Sunporch

Not only does this super-cute brick townhouse promise plenty of space for the whole family without leaving the civilization of New York City, but it conjures up a totally different, laid-back and innocent time and place. This home at 207 Windsor Place mixes Arts and Crafts-style details with an old fashioned American house layout, with a big eat-in kitchen that opens into a formal dining room, a catnap-ready front sun porch, a basement ready for whatever you’d like to make it—and four bedrooms at the end of the day. All of this sits at the Park Slope/Windsor Terrace border two blocks from Prospect Park and a block from subways, shopping, dining, cafes and everything Brooklyn neighborhoods are loved for today.

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Design, Interiors, Windsor Terrace

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At first glance, it’s the colorful design of this Windsor Terrace home that really catches the eye. But zoom in and you’ll see that the aesthetic is more than just bold hues–it’s patterned walls, textured art, text-based accents, and allover playful decor. The renovation was led by the design team at Rinaldi Interior Design, whose principal Kristina Rinaldi says she “tailors each project to the personality and interests of her clients.” If that’s the case, whoever is living in this cheerful Brooklyn home is definitely upbeat, fun, and doesn’t take him or herself too seriously.

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Architecture, Interiors, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace

This Park Slope Townhouse Is Just 12 Feet Wide!

By Rebecca Paul, Fri, November 13, 2015

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This single-family home located on a street where Windsor Terrace meets Park Slope measures a very narrow twelve feet in width. However, a recent renovation of the skinny space by Redtop Architects makes up for the lack of stretching room with efficient planning and good design. Large windows and skylights are used to fill the home with natural light from all directions, in turn creating a sense of spaciousness that defies the structure’s restricted width.

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Architecture, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Prospect Park South, Quirky Homes

Live in a Rare Red Wood Cabin Near Prospect Park

By Diane Pham, Mon, July 20, 2015

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One look at this unassuming wood home and you might find yourself rubbing your eyes, but rest assured this charming little cabin is indeed located in Brooklyn. Said to be the former “vacation home” of a wealthy 19th century Brooklyn Heights family, this 1800s construction has just been put on the market for $1.249 million. Interestingly, its 658 Vanderbilt Street locale in Windsor Terrace hasn’t always been its address. The home was previously sited, oddly enough, in the middle of Prospect Park.

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Compare and Contrast, Cool Listings, Features

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38A Windsor Place (l); 110 Clinton Avenue (r).

Spring has finally arrived, and our spring fever has been replaced by a yearning to dine al fresco, savor morning coffee in the sunshine and—for the gardening-inclined—start hitting the dirt. For lucky city folk with private garden space, there’s a just-right element: You get to enjoy the flowers but you don’t have to mow the grass.

These new-to-market charmers have all the boxes checked when it comes to the European-style cottage vibe with whitewashed walls and loads of DIY potential. They’ve also got enchanted gardens you won’t want to step out of ’til the snow starts falling. The first, in south Park Slope, a block from the park, is a three-story townhouse with income potential and plenty of vintage details, listed for $1,800,000. The second, a two-bedroom garden duplex co-op in Clinton Hill for $895k, is as adorable as it is unusual inside and out, and the garden looks to be pure magic.

Read on for these two springtime finds

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