The Insider: Catching Up on Brownstoner

LATELY I’VE BEEN LAX in posting links to The Insider, my weekly interior design/renovation column that appears every Thursday morning on the Brooklyn real-estate website Brownstoner.com. For the record, I’m aggregating the most recent here, and resolve (Happy New Year!) to be more consistent in the future.

Brooklyn Heights Brides’ Row Gem Restored to Perfection

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Quick, Cost-Conscious Townhouse Reno in South Slope

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Dark and Narrow Carroll Gardens Brownstone Becomes Light and Airy Home

Clinton Street Townhouse renovation by Lang Architecture.

 

South Slope Home Goes Bold Outside and Bright Within

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A Gowanus Wood-Frame House Doubles in Size, Discreetly

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Park Slope Gut Reno Splashes Out on Kitchen and Master Bath

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“Modern But Warm” Duplex for a Prospect Heights Family

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The Insider: Ultra-Custom Cabinetwork in Boerum Hill

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THESE STUNNING BEECHWOOD KITCHEN CABINETS  — designed by Workstead, the super-talented Brooklyn studio featured in my latest Brownstoner column — began with this question: how can we make cabinet handles without hardware? To read about the process and see more of the kitchen and the exceptional parlor/library (the five-story brownstone is home to a well-known author), go here.

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The Insider: Making a Small Park Slope Brownstone Feel Bigger

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THIS WAS LAST WEEK’S MOST-READ POST on Brownstoner, which by now must qualify as the old gray lady of Brooklyn websites, Why? Who knows? But it came as a pleasant surprise to this gray lady. It is a lovely renovation by architect Kimberly Neuhaus, and the post is full of good advice for making a 17-foot-wide home feel not so tight, and pretty pictures of interiors by the ubiquitous Tamara Eaton. If you haven’t, take a look. 

The Insider: Mid-Century Modern in a Park Slope Limestone

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THE REVELATION HERE IS HOW WELL classic mid-20th century furnishings by Vladimir Kagan, Milo Baughman, Jens Risom et al, along with contemporary high-end craft furnishings from local makers City Joinery and BDDW, work in a c.1910 Park Slope row house. The sensitive mix was pulled off by Brooklyn-based architects Delson or Sherman and interior designer Kiki Dennis.

See and read more here, in this week’s column for Brownstoner.

The Insider: Farmhouse Feel in Fort Greene

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Today, my column on Brownstoner.com, the Brooklyn real-estate website, is another wreck transformed — this one by architect Elizabeth Roberts with uncommon smarts and taste. Above, the dining room in a new two-story addition, seamlessly integrated with the garden. Check out the full post, including a really great farmhouse kitchen, here.