45 Third Place is the 'Carroll Gardens Atrocity'

From the front this house looks like any other brownstone in the neighborhood, but from the side it looks like something grew out of the building. A local said it’s commonly referred to as “the hump." Photos by Rob Abruzzese

Eye On Real Estate: Brooklyn's Ugliest Buildings

Brooklyn Daily Eagle 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, reported.

Do you think this building is one of Brooklyn's Ugliest? What's your (un)favorite Ugly B'klyn Building? Comment below.


March 12, 2014 - 2:00pm



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