Our favorite stop this year on the PLG House Tour was barely mentioned in the guidebook but was the talk of the walk. Behind the long row of trees on 95 Maple Street lies the largest single residential lot in Brooklyn, according to owner Jennifer Austin. We weren’t allowed to see much more than the amazing fountain and grounds but that was plenty for PLOG. Austin told us the home was originally built for the Todd family of shipping renown and the watercourse still works.
She also shared some secrets about the neo-Georgian estate with us but swore PLOG to secrecy. Have no fear though because rumor has it that this may not be the last time the property will be on the tour. Perhaps next year the house will yield more of its mysteries, but for now you’ll have to settle for some photographs from the outside looking in.