Tag Archives: Cobble Hill

For Rent: Idyllic Family Home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

UPDATE: It’s rented!:-) ASK MY KIDS, they’ll tell you: Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is a great place to grow up. Especially on Verandah Place, the most coveted block in perhaps the most charming neighborhood in brownstone Brooklyn. It’s a row of … Continue reading

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The Insider: Redeeming a Remuddled Row House in Cobble Hill

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN ARCHITECTS Platt Dana and interior designer Kevin Hart produced the stylish Cobble Hill townhouse featured in my column today for Brownstoner.com, the Brooklyn-based real-estate website. From a shoddily renovated 3-family stuck in the 1970s, they brought the … Continue reading

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The Itinerant Urban Gardener

IT BEGAN when my daughter moved into a Prospect Heights brownstone with a struggling pine tree in a barrelĀ  out front. Each time I visited, I eyed the dead branches, wishing I could take a pruner to the thing and … Continue reading

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Hamptons Reno: Paint, Tile, Elbow Grease

Beach plums in bloom STEAMING TOWARD A MOVE-IN DATE of this Friday at my new/old house in East Hampton, N.Y. Yes, I know it doesn’t look move-in ready, and the fact is, I still don’t have water. But that’s my … Continue reading

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The Insider: Do-It-Herself Renovation in Cobble Hill

A GRANDLY PROPORTIONED PARLOR FLOOR with 12-1/2-foot ceilings and luscious Italianate plasterwork is the subject today of The Insider, my weekly interior design/renovation column on Brownstoner.com. It’s a co-op belonging to my friend Lula Blackwell-Hafner, a professional garden designer with … Continue reading

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The Insider: Converted Schoolhouse in Cobble Hill

THE LATEST IN MY SERIES of interior design/renovation columns for Brownstoner.com is up today — it’s a 1,200-square-foot duplex in Cobble Hill, with space and storage challenges masterminded by the talented local team Nastasi Vail. It has a nice kitchen, … Continue reading

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Period-Inappropriate Windows

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT underway at my building in Cobble Hill — our former family home, now rented out to another family. I’m replacing three top-floor windows at the rear of the house — two in the master bedroom and one in … Continue reading

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