casaCARA

Hi! I'm Cara Greenberg, the Cara in casaCARA. I’m a professional journalist, writing for national magazines and websites about interior and furniture design, architecture, real estate, antiques, gardens and travel. I’ve been a New York Times columnist and a contributing editor at Metropolitan Home, Art & Antiques and Art + Auction. These days, I contribute most actively to Architectural Record, Brownstoner.com, 1stdibs.com and New York/Hamptons Cottages & Gardens. I’m also the author of several design books, notably Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. I collect old houses. In Brooklyn, I am part-owner of an 1830s brick row house in Boerum Hill and an 1850s mews house in Cobble Hill, both renovated several times over. My Philadelphia properties are an 1810 former parsonage in Queen Village and an 1840s double trinity in South Kensington. The four buildings have a total of ten rental units, so I know a thing or two about being a landlord. I’ve also owned a 1930s cottage on 20 acres in northern Dutchess County, N.Y., since 2002, so I know a thing or two about deer-resistant gardening. At present, I divide my time between a rustic-modern house in Springs (East Hampton), N.Y., which I bought in March 2013 and am currently working on, and a rented pied-a-terre in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. For more about me and my obsessions, go to my seven-year-old blog, casaCARA: Old Houses for Fun & Profit http://casacara.wordpress.com