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From the Wall Street Journal, a tale of two backyards.
When Michael-John van Rhyn and Mallory Loehr bought their brownstone town house at 167 Sixth Ave. in Park Slope in 2007, they were confronted with an overgrown and decrepit backyard. But they saw the potential to create something unique: a piece of suburban bliss in Brooklyn.
“Twenty-five years ago, all the kids wandered the yards and had a good time. We have in essence reinitiated that,” says Mr. van Rhyn. “It’s a wonderful sense of community that’s incredibly rare.”
Into it? The house — which was also featured in the Noah Baumbach’s very Park Slope 2005 coming-of-age movie, The Squid and the Whale — is on the market for $3.45M.