A Palazzo Reclaimed – 72 Poplar Street

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque urban neighborhood than Brooklyn Heights. New York’s “first suburb” is well known for its romantic brownstones and narrow leafy streets, but the upscale neighborhood is also home to some stately buildings from the previous century that continue to impress.  One such building is 72 Poplar Street, a brick fortress which was the long-time home of the 84th Police Precinct.   Repurposed as a residential ...

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ONE ROOM. 49 Summit Street, 1C

The calm before the storm.  I stare at this great open family room, beautifully arranged for the sale to be, and all I can think of is the action that this room absorbs all day, every day.  But now, still as a new dawn, this ONE ROOM at 49 Summit Street, Brooklyn can only beckon a growing  family that soon will find this inviting space the center of their universe ...

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ONE ROOM. 159 Carlton Avenue, 1-C

I doubt that the horses bathed in such elegance.  The exquisite multi-purpose shower room at 159 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn is truly a pants dropper.  Built at the turn-of-the-century, this former carriage house is now home to twelve unique residences, none more opulent than this first-floor duplex unit.  Masterly designed with a blend of contemporary elegance and industrial chic, this home excites at every turn; the shower room, however, wins out ...

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ONE ROOM. 140 Nassau Street, 6-A

Love architecture.  Love curves. Then this glorious open living room at the historic Morse Building will suit your needs down to the last arch.  Soaring barrel vaulted ceilings and an array of oversized arched windows that wrap around the loft give this dramatic space an inspiring one-of-a-kind feel.  Add the in-your-face views of the historic architecture just outside these windows and you would be hard pressed to match the drama ...

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ONE ROOM. 60 Broadway, 10-H

What if you re-designed your kitchen and forgot about installing the cabinetry.  Well, this stunning open kitchen at the historic Gretsch Building in Brooklyn pulled off this rather unusual design trick by eliminating all of the upper cabinetry.  Instead of the traditional cabinet design, the walls are adorned with slabs of a dark honed granite.  Small wood shelves, randomly placed, break up the mass.  Lacquered lower cabinets in an enchanting ...

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