A 'Vacation Cottage' in Red Hook, Brooklyn

02/22/2011 09:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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THOMAS WARNKE found his house on Craigslist, and he knows how odd that will sound to some people. "Normally one goes to Craigslist for used bikes and rentals, not properties in the hundreds of thousands," said Mr. Warnke, 43, an architect who moved here from Germany 11 years ago. "And, of course, I was aware that for some other things it could be seen as a little sketchy."

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