As previously reported:
The Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual Spring House Tour date will take place this year on Saturday, May 11th according to the organization’s website. The tour starts at 1 pm and goes to 5 pm. Tickets are $40. Tickets are available on the BHA website.
Are you planning on attending?
Here’s a preview of some of the stunning rooms awaiting you on this year’s tour. All photographs are by Judith Angel.Built in 1845, when the waterfront was alive with commerce, this picturesque three-storied Greek Revival row house sits on Brooklyn Heights’ only remaining cobble-stoned street. It has been completely renovated to house a young family of 4. Visitors will enjoy the natural livability of this house, freshness and simplicity of décor with its original wide plank pine floors and artwork by local artists.On a very quiet, garden-lined street in Brooklyn Heights lies this unusual house, unlike any we’ve seen in Brooklyn Heights. Built in 1886, the style is Romanesque Revival, with a red brick façade, reddish brown terra-cotta and grey sandstone details. The interior décor is contemporary.Unique to the Brooklyn Heights Historic District is a group of cottages, known as “Cottage Row” and built in the late 1840’s with clapboard siding and inviting front porches. We’re delighted to be showing one of them. Inside the intimately scaled rooms of this 3-story home, visitors will enjoy Arts and Crafts furnishings, Viennese Augarten porcelain, great finds from Atlantic Avenue antique shops and examples of Asian art collected during owners’ travels.On a street that was once a crooked path which, in the first years of the 19th century, ran from the banks of the East River to the large Philip Livingston Estate, we’ll be visiting a house built in 1847. Inside, you’ll be treated to an interesting art collection and inventive interior design.This 25 foot wide, Greek Revival townhouse was built in 1849 and probably altered in the late nineteenth century. Its interior features Victorian era screenwork, pier mirrors, colonnettes and marble fireplace mantels with classical details.The kitchen and bathrooms have been beautifully remodeled.