FAQ's, Homeowner FAQ's COMPREHENSIVE PASSIVE STRATEGY IN A BROOKLYN BROWNSTONE April 6, 2023 Posted by Amber Doll 06 Apr Carroll Gardens sits just south of downtown Brooklyn and is well known for its artisanal shops, leafy residential streets, and historic brownstones, many of which are crying out for restoration. This Carroll Gardens townhouse was originally built in 1899 and had been in the same family for many years. Known as a “basement plus three”, the building was a single-family dwelling that included a basement, a garden or parlor level that sat slightly below grade, and then three stories above that. Unlike many of its neighbors, this townhouse has an attic as well. Although the detail from quite a bit of the house had been removed during earlier renovations, the parlor floor crown molding, original stair, wainscotting, and the beautiful, original wide-plank pine subfloors were all in incredible shape.