Tag Archives: Park Slope

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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The Insider: Working with Woodwork in Park Slope

WOW, 59 comments and counting on today’s Brownstoner post… granted, many of them are the same people back-and-forthing about how much the job cost (I’m hoping the architect will weigh in on that and put the matter to rest). The … Continue reading

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The Insider: 12-Footer in Park Slope

DROPPING the objective reportorial stance I normally assume when writing The Insider, my Thursday column for Brownstoner.com, I have to admit I loooooove today’s house. It’s just the way I like ’em: quirky (only 12 feet wide), flooded with sunlight, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Skies, Brooklyn Pies

I KEEP TRYING to capture the light. The ephemeral, late afternoon, early January light. As I went about my mundane errands, on the most ordinary stretches of Brooklyn street, I was taken again and again by the beauty of the … Continue reading

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Rockaway Bungalow Reno: Before & During

What M.’s bungalow looked like when she bought it in January of this year. The green X’s alert firefighters that the house is unoccupied. …and how it looked last week, with a ‘rough coat’ of stucco. THIS WORK-IN-PROGRESS, an early … Continue reading

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Brooklyn in Bloom

I CAME BACK TO BROOKLYN after a few days in East Hampton to find the place exploding — florally speaking, that is. Whereas the East End of Long Island is still brown and bleak, except for the relief of roadside … Continue reading

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