Eye On Real Estate: Brooklyn's Ugliest Buildings
By Lore Croghan
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brownstoner.com writers called it the Carroll Gardens Atrocity and said it was “the poster child for inconsiderate and non-contextual design in Brownstone Brooklyn.”
It was a sweet red-brick rowhouse until Austin Nagel and Michael Spencer, who owned it through an LLC, built a purplish addition on top of and behind it. It's on the corner on a block of nice brownstones, so the massive addition, whose color looks a bit like dried blood, is visible on Clinton Street.
The Atrocity went unsold for five years. Then in 2012, Nagel's and Spencer's LLC sold it for $2.44 million to an LLC whose managing member is Heather Borstein, city records indicate. The original asking price was a half-million bucks higher, Brownstoner.com reported.
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