New York’s creative class come to Brooklyn to lay down their roots. Much of the neighbourhood has been designated an historic district due to its abundance of Italianate and Neo-Grec rowhouses, and with the proliferation of trendy farm-to-table restaurants and do-it-yourself culture, Brooklyn has developed a very distinct kind of charm.
Prospect Heights is no exception. Here authors, directors, chefs and designers let their creativity blossom among the spacious brownstones and tree-lined streets, and it is in this verdant neighbourhood that you’ll find our pick of the bunch, Prospect Place. This three floor, two bedroom townhouse is home to a pair of active entrepreneurs – a fitness trainer and a handbag designer to be precise – who find beauty in simplicity.
Subtlety, craftsmanship, and the surprise of unexpected embellishment characterise this home. The building’s structural beauty is allowed to speak for itself, offset by a balanced mixture of classical and modern pieces. In the minimally adorned living room, large arched doorways, the ornately carved mantelpiece and the inlaid borders of the parquet floors have been perfectly preserved, but are now joined by unfussy modern furniture in a delicate equilibrium of different eras. Exquisite frosted glass doors embellished with laurels lead to the front parlour, where tall windows give a generous, green view from the comfort of a day bed.
Prospect Place is well-located for aspiring botantists hoping to head out to explore the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or peruse the local offerings of the Saturday farmer’s market, but late bloomers like ourselves might well be happy to laze on the sun-soaked terrace a while longer.Google+