The New York Observer on What Happened After 67 Cranberry Street was Gutted by Fire in 2009

The New York Observer reports on Allison and Thomas Franco, who owned 67 Cranberry Street when a fire gutted it during renovation in 2009. Since then, they’ve finished the reno and sold the property, which they bought form $2.8 million, for $6.25 million. The Francos have moved onto renovating 104 Willow Street which they purchased for $10.625 million making it one of Brooklyn’s priciest sales.

NYO: [T]he place has come a long way since being charred and hosed down by New York’s finest. An 1840 home with a clean red brick facade that dates to roughly 100 years later, the house has been finished—finally—in winning 21st century style. Twenty-one feet wide and 65 feet deep, it boasts a two-story back wall of glass (of course), and, in a show of undaunted courage, no fewer than six wood burning fireplaces. A chef’s kitchen has all the fancy appliances that give it the right to that lofty—and kind of annoyingly common—designation, and its open plan gives out to what might be a media room or library, depending on the occupants’ relative tech savvy.

But regardless of preference for Kindle or good old-fashioned hardback, surely most anyone might enjoy the two-level landscaped patio, which can be accessed from the library (we’re going with it), and viewed to fine effect from the parlor floor dining room. There are three bedrooms and, off the master, a “green” roof deck, complete with automatic sprinkler—strictly for irrigation purposes, of course.

Photo: 67 Cranberry after the 2009 fire. Qfwfq for BHB.

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