Tag Archives: Fort Greene

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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Fort Greene Then & Now

ARE YOU ON THE EMAIL LIST of the Brooklyn Historical Society? It’s worth it for theirĀ  “Photo of the Week,” a gem from their archives that never fails to get my attention. This morning came the ca. 1897 shot above, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Brownstone Bargains

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I got a fascinating flyer in the mail from the Corcoran Group. The center spread showed a collection of brownstone facades representing 3- and 4-family building sales in Brooklyn for the second quarter of 2010 (presumably … Continue reading

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Wood Among the Brownstones

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, yesterday’s New York Times had an article in the Real Estate section about rare wood-frame houses in New York City. Living in one of these often-freestanding relics can feel very much like living in the … Continue reading

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