Tag Archives: Fort Greene

The Insider: Farmhouse Feel in Fort Greene

  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. … Continue reading

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Focus on Fort Greene

IT’S NOT NEWS THAT BROOKLYN’S FORT GREENE NEIGHBORHOOD has some of the most elegant brownstones in the borough. And that Fort Greene Park, designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, like Central and Prospect Parks, is no less a … Continue reading

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Barclays Ain’t Bad

LEAVE BROOKLYN FOR A LITTLE WHILE, you come back and find new things happening left and right. Reacquainting myself with my neighborhood after some months spent mostly out on the East End of Long Island, I’m aware of a definite … Continue reading

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The Insider: Flying Colors in Fort Greene

TODAY’S INSIDER on Brownstoner.com is a really great little 1850s row house with a front porch that never fails to evoke cries of “I can’t believe this is in New York City!” Its owner is DK Holland, a graphic designer, … Continue reading

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The Outsider: Outdoor Living Room in Fort Greene

HIGH STYLE, LOW MAINTENANCE. Twin bluestone patios — one for living, one for dining. That’s what you’ll see today on The Outsider, my Sunday garden column for Brownstoner, designed by James Stephenson of The Artist Garden. Go here to read … Continue reading

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The Outsider: Attic ‘Cabin’ in Fort Greene

NORWEGIAN ARCHITECT Ole Sondresen‘s take on a Brooklyn brownstone is the subject of my column today on Brownstoner.com. There’s an unpretentious IKEA-based kitchen, above, and a showstopping wood-wrapped attic loft, below. To see and read more about it, click right … Continue reading

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The Insider: Pretty Parlor Floor in Fort Greene

SOMETHING GIRLY this way comes on today’s Insider, my weekly design/renovation column on Brownstoner, Brooklyn’s indispensable real-estate website. It’s a parlor floor conversion by the Brooklyn Home Company, a one stop shop for development of forlorn townhouses, followed by artful … Continue reading

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