An 1890 Brooklyn Townhouse, Reinvented for Modern Times


Originally appeared on July 25, 2022 on Remodelista

In the high-stakes world of speculative real estate, it’s not surprising that so many people stick to familiar and unimposing design choices. But what made us take note of this Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, townhouse fixer-upper was the inventiveness of the overhaul.

Owner Tatiana Cames of Townhouse Therapy is both a real estate broker and a remodeler: her firm has its own general contracting division and since 1992, she’s been seeking out historic structures “in frightening shape” and turning them around. For this particular project, she began by enlisting architects Thom Dalmas and Bretaigne Walliser to take on the gut renovation and enlargement of a 1899 brick structure, a single-family house that had been long ago divided into apartments and was very beat up. Two years, a back extension, and new top floor later, she got it ready for showing by taking TBo’s advice and calling in the city’s star staging sisters Hollister and Porter Hovey of Hovey Design

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