Barry Bordelon and Jordan Slocum spent the entire summer of 2018 biking around Brooklyn in search of their dream home. On their wish list: a charming tree-lined street; period details; rental income potential; a yard for their Labrador, Zuko; and a reno project to sink their teeth into (Bordelon had already remodeled his previous place, and they were ready for a bigger challenge). “We saw so many places that were in really bad shape or had all of the original features stripped out,” says Bordelon.