Classy Taste of Tuscany Comes to Red Hook

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I can't quit you, JTP. Photo: Brooklyn Eagle

If Julian Schnabel's schnelegant, "Pompeii Red" Palazzo Chupi can find a place in the West Village, why can't a Tuscan-inspired townhouse complex find a home in gritty, waterfront Red Hook? Gino Vitale, who owns the House of Pizza and Calzone, will take a one-story garage on King Street and turn it into five homes going for $750,000 to $1.3 million. "I was actually in Tuscany and driving through the countryside to Florence and I kept seeing these old carriage houses and thought they would be great in Red Hook," he said. Right, because the landscape is very similar. [Brooklyn Eagle]