The Insider: ‘No Compromises’ Reno in Brooklyn Heights

THIS WEEK’S INSTALLMENT of The Insider, my weekly column on, is a no-holds-barred (and no expense spared) renovation of an 1840s Greek Revival brownstone in Brooklyn Heights.

Both architect and designer are Brooklyn-based. The house was basically taken down to its brick shell and thoroughly overhauled by architect Brendan Coburn, from new floor joists to custom millwork and cabinetry in every room.

The decor, by Jennifer Eisenstadt, is unconventional, even over-the-top in its unusual combinations of color, pattern, and style. Case in point: the living room, above, which has both a tufted velvet sofa and carved wood African birthing chair.

Other rooms have chevron-patterned parquet floors and Chinoiserie wallpaper in red and black. Go here to see the whole thing.

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2 Responses to The Insider: ‘No Compromises’ Reno in Brooklyn Heights

  1. Cher@NR says:

    Amazzzing! Love this home. Tons of inspiration. I would love to have this job! Enjoy

  2. Lisa says:

    Wow… Brendan did a heck of a job. Looks great!

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