Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Looks in Design, a Hoboken Brownstone Reno


    A Gauntlet of Italianates From Fort Greene to Greenwood Heights to See, Starting at $1.8 Million

    Let us now invite you to run a gauntlet of Brooklyn Italianates, that mid-to-late 19th century style of slightly cramped domesticity that brought ornate Italian palazzo-influenced details into residential design and construction somewhat tightened by greed and high demand.

    brownstoner magazine TRNK

    Angle chair from TRNK. Photo by Tim Hirschmann via TRNK

    The New Look Now Appearing in Rooms and Objects

    Now appearing in rooms and objects: Jewel tones, lush textures, and geometric and complex floral patterns reminiscent of 1920s decorative arts and art movements. The latter include Cubism, Fauvism, C.F.A. Voysey and the Bloomsbury Group.

    270 henry street

    Will This Top-Shelf Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival With Columns, Terraces Fetch $7.995 Million?

    Opa! This elaborate 25-foot-wide circa 1848 Greek Revival townhouse in Brooklyn Heights is quite a Balkan celebration, with its five stories, columned parlor level supporting an open 16-foot span, two French doors with muntins and transoms leading to a brick terrace, dentil crown moldings and doors and windows framed with ear moldings.

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    Revamped Tudor With Working Fireplace, Windows All Around in Flatbush Wants $1.499 Million

    This recently renovated circa 1920s Tudor home would be unremarkable in any streetcar suburb but strikes an exotic note in Brooklyn, where simply having windows on all sides is surprising.

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    Photo by Julie Blackstock

    The Insider: Post Renovation, This Compact Hoboken Brownstone Feels Bigger and Brighter

    Unbeknownst to some Brooklynites, cities such as Jersey City and Hoboken, just a PATH-train ride away, contain historic blocks of 19th century row houses very similar to those found in our home borough.

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