Sarah Hill’s definition of sustainable design takes it back to basics. “We try to make forever homes that are welcoming and timeless and that the homeowners will not feel the need to change,” said Hill, an interior designer who partners with her husband, architect Jim Hill (an active contributor to the Brownstoner Forum on all things code-related), in the small Manhattan-based firm Urban Pioneering Architecture.
When the groundhog tests the weather in early February, it’s time to start thinking about the rotting fence you never got around to replacing. Fencing comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, not to mention price ranges, from premade fence panels on the low end to custom Ipe horizontal fencing on the high end.
In Park Slope, this large single-family townhouse is an exceptionally well preserved example of late 19th century upper-middle-class domesticity, enhanced with updates for the upper strata of our time. It is one of a row of five Neo-Grec brownstones built in 1885-1886 and designed by Charles Werner, a Brooklyn architect who was prolific in Park Slope, Stuyvesant Heights and Prospect Heights and active through 1911.
A striking 10-story residential building—one of many currently under construction in the neighborhood—has topped out in Dumbo.
This week, our look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bed Stuy and Boerum Hill. How did they fare?
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