Tag Archives: Brooklyn Heights

The Outsider: Shady Terrace in Brooklyn Heights

NO SUN… no matter. My friend Elke Kuhn has wrought a lush green miracle on the north-facing terrace behind her 2nd floor Brooklyn apartment. Go here to read today’s Brownstoner post about how she manages to nurture all sorts of … Continue reading

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The Insider: Updating a Brooklyn Heights Pre-War

WHAT IS, above. WHAT WAS, below. From a fusty 1920s apartment, with closed-off rooms, a tight galley kitchen, and dropped ceilings, to a bright and open 1,500 square feet, designed by Elizabeth Roberts for the way people live today. That’s the … Continue reading

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The Insider: Super-Modern Addition in Brooklyn Heights

THAT GORGEOUS OPEN STAIRCASE belongs to a new extension on the back of a traditional brownstone, carried out by Brooklyn-based architects Platt Dana. It’s the subject of my Brownstoner column today. For the full details, including photos of the kitchen … Continue reading

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The Insider: Apartment to Loft in Brooklyn Heights

THIS WEEK, THE INSIDER, my regular Thursday column on Brownstoner.com, shows a duplex apartment in Brooklyn Heights, made loft-like by the judicious removal of walls and dropped ceilings. Masterminded by Brooklyn-based designer Elizabeth Roberts, it employs two of my favorite … Continue reading

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The Insider: Kitchen Extension in Brooklyn Heights

MY COLUMN TODAY on Brownstoner.com is all about a new two-story extension on the back of a c.1820 Dutch Revival row house in Brooklyn Heights. Robinson + Grisaru Architecture, a local husband-and-wife team, conceived the design using a steel window … Continue reading

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The Insider: ‘No Compromises’ Reno in Brooklyn Heights

THIS WEEK’S INSTALLMENT of The Insider, my weekly column on Brownstoner.com, 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 … Continue reading

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The Insider: Shipshape Kitchen in Brooklyn Heights

THE LATEST IN MY WEEKLY INTERIORS SERIES for Brownstoner.com is this warmly appealing, functional kitchen by North Fork, L.I.-based designer Kate Altman. Not long ago, it was an “impossibly bad” ’70s galley kitchen. Now it has floor-to-ceiling storage and two … Continue reading

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