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BROWNSTONE VOYEUR: All the Details in Boerum Hill

BROWNSTONE VOYEUR is a joint project of casaCARA and Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn. Look for it every Thursday on both sites. THIS HAS BEEN MY comfortable home away from home for the past two weeks. It’s my dear friend … Continue reading

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Homeless by Choice

I’ve seen about a dozen apartments in the past week, and none of them made my heart sing. There have been a couple — two in the same building on Henry Street in Cobble Hill, a parlor floor and the … Continue reading

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BROWNSTONE VOYEUR: Classic Modern in Cobble Hill

1850s HOUSE, 1950s FURNISHINGS. Who would guess the combination could be so natural? Brownstone Voyeur’s first foray finds us in Cobble Hill, at the home of interior designer Julia Mack and her husband John, an architect. They live on three … Continue reading

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Brownstone Decorating: Parlor Tricks

DECORATING A 19th CENTURY PARLORĀ  for 21st century life can be a challenge. Brownstone parlor floors tend to be: long and narrow dark in the middle and have: no obvious place for a TV no obvious place for a sofa … Continue reading

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Brownstone Mysteries Explained

THE parlor floor of the 1850s Brooklyn row house where I live is pretty intact, with moldings, mantels, an elaborate plaster arch in mint condition, and a 3-foot-wide rosette in the center of the ceiling, from which dangles a gilded … Continue reading

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