The Brooklyn Museum posted a bright orange square to all of their social media accounts Tuesday, teasing a big announcement they would be making the following day. As many speculated, the cryptic message was a sign that “David Bowie is,” the vast international touring-exhibition about the famed glam-rock singer, who passed away in January 2016, would be coming to the museum in March, 2018.
Live edge tables are everywhere these days. You see them in trendy boutique hotels, restaurants, shelter magazines and swanky real estate listings. And it isn’t surprising that Brooklyn — an epicenter of handmade pottery, hand silk-screened wallpaper and small-batch dyed fabric — has its fair share of custom furniture makers who specialize in live edge.
“Comfortable, colorful, modern” were among the watchwords when Manhattan-based interior designer Tamara Eaton, whose various Brooklyn townhouse projects have brought a touch of glam to the borough, took on the decorating of a grand four-story limestone row house built in the late 19th century near a then-new Prospect Park.
Our open house picks this weekend are a varied lot, including one with an unusual renovation of a type seldom seen in Brooklyn. They span single-families and multi-families, gut renovated and in need of updating, brick and brownstone, detached and not. They’re found in Boerum Hill, Dyker Heights, Fort Greene and West Midwood.
This enormous house at 153 Lincoln Place in Park Slope has a fine pedigree and a colorful history. It was built between 1886 and 1887 for Frank Babbott and his wife Lydia, and their family. Babbott was a wealthy jute merchant, art collector, philanthropist, and the president of Packer Collegiate Institute, and his wife Lydia was a Pratt, the daughter of oil magnate Charles Pratt.
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