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BROWNSTONE VOYEUR: Relaxing an Ornate Townhouse in Cobble Hill

BROWNSTONE VOYEUR is a joint project of casaCARA and Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn. THE GRAND SCALE and intricate plasterwork of June and Stephen Negrycz’s Congress Street brownstone are impressive, maybe even a little intimidating. But the warmth of the … Continue reading

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Yummy Plasterwork

 FEAST your eyes on the extraordinary Venetian-style arches and columns in this 1850s Cobble Hill brownstone.  They form a sort of loggia, dividing the rear 12 or so feet of the parlor floor from the rest, and creating a spectacular … 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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