This Old House's Brooklyn House Project brownstone exterior
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Painted Stone

The Costello's house, a 1904 example of the Renaissance Revival style—a form modeled on Italian townhouses from the 15th and 16th centuries—is clad in the chocolate-colored brownstone (visible on the lower level) that gave New York City rowhouses their familiar nickname. The homeowners hope to strip the red paint to reveal the stone.
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