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The Outsider: Beauty and Bounty in Park Slope

LURKING ATOP a rooftop in Park Slope, unseen from the street, are 1,500 square feet of edible and ornamental plants — including many which are both — arrayed in zig-zag formation by Brooklyn-based garden designer Cynthia Gillis. It’s an impressive … Continue reading

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The Outsider: Viewing Garden in Park Slope

THE CENTRAL FEATURE of this Brooklyn backyard is a circular structure made of copper-colored steel, which serves two functions: it acts as a retaining wall to support soil for plantings and also provides seating for a group. The unusual design … Continue reading

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The Outsider: L-Shaped Deck in Park Slope

WHAT CAN YOU DO with an L-shaped backyard that’s only 17-and-a-half feet wide and 8 feet 8 inches deep, for the most part? What landscape architect Liz Farrell did behind one Brooklyn row house was build it out with ipe, … Continue reading

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The Insider: Fresh Take in Park Slope

THE 1886 TOWNHOUSE featured today on “The Insider,” my weekly interior design/renovation column on Brownstoner.com, is a gorgeously intact neo-Grec row house treated to a lively freshening up by designer Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Company. This one is … Continue reading

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The Insider: Vertical Loft House in Park Slope

IF YOU’RE A HISTORIC PRESERVA- TIONIST with blood pressure issues, don’t look at this one. It’s a radical rethinking of a classic Park Slope brownstone by Brooklyn-based MESH Architectures, and it entailed the loss of original plasterwork, mantels, and other … Continue reading

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