On Tour 2009

• A 1905 brick home where “urban archaeology” has revealed original beauty beneath a century of paint and various remodeling; restoration/rejuvenation is given an exotic twist by adding ancient Moroccan, Portuguese, and Turkish accents.
• A one-bedroom, 15th floor rental apartment with 750-square feet, sweeping views, all new appliances and an unbelievable five closets in the Patio Gardens complex.
• A 1907 limestone, impeccably restored inside and out, boasts an exercise room, guest suite, luxurious bathrooms and a 21st-century galley kitchen. Its majestic pocket doors and vintage chandeliers bring back the nostalgia of bygone days.
• 2006 Winner of the Silver Award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, a lush shared back garden with a Southern theme features two waterfalls, charming seating areas and paths that beckon one to relax and enjoy.


• A “brand new old house” total restoration of a 1911 limestone townhouse, resulting from a fire sustained in 2007, is graced by a vast collection of the owner’s own abstract paintings.
• The eco-friendly renovation of a two-family 1910-11 home, with an abundance of stained and slag glass, maintains its historic detail while providing an open, airy and contemporary feel.
• Clever renovating, bold colorful decorating and easy shortcuts by its design-duo owners have transformed a picturesque 1915 neo-Tudor row house into a British country manor.
• An elegant 1909 neoclassic limestone showcasing a sleek 21st-century kitchen designed to fit salvaged mid-century stainless steel cabinetry; a large collection of antiques, photography and art; and two rare urban oases: an earth-toned spa and a private rear garden.
• An 1898 transitional Romanesque Revival/neo-Renaissance limestone and brick townhouse, with an oriel; dog-leg, high stoop; and unique early 20th-century iron and glass awning. Its interior has been modernized for today’s living while retaining all original features and a wealth of intricate woodwork.
• West Indian, African and Afro-American artwork and vintage woodwork grace the parlor floor of this elegant 1907 neo-Renaissance limestone. The state-of-the-art, owner-designed kitchen juxtaposes red, wood floors and red granite countertops against pale custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
• A 1911 townhouse with Arts and Crafts interior renovated to include a stunning kitchen with dining pass-through of tree branch marble and overhead cabinetry; a stylish bath; and a staircase adorned with vintage school maps and influenced by the owner’s study of feng shui.

Photographs by Martin Friedman, Amy Cunningham, John Loecke and Jennifer Rish

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Headlines from this issue:

Redistricting, Two Primaries and New Office Holders Reshape PLG’s Political Landscape - Milford Prewitt

PLG’s New Private Middle School Teaches “Maker Education,” Learning by Doing - Milford Prewitt, Janice Grannum

Midwood 2’s Richard Maxwell, Peace Maker During Crown Heights Riots, Youth Counselor, Educator and Singer, Dies at 77

Popular Korean Grocer Closes Seven Months After Owner Dies

“Dr. Joe,” Longtime Rutland 1 Resident Who Loved His Neighbors Dies of Dementia

Also in this issue:

PLG Historical Project – “Voices of Lefferts” – Seeks $7,500 from GoFundMe
“Voices of Lefferts,” the six-year-old historical writing project focused on Prospect Lefferts Gardens, hopes to raise $7,500 to continue its series of publications and printed oral histories.

To contribute, visit gofundme.com/f/voices-of-Lefferts-community-writing-project. The group’s works can also be purchased at Greenlight Books where it occasionally holds reading events and talks.

Echo Looking For Co-Editor
The Echo is looking for a co-editor or writer to volunteer their talents in generating editorial content about this dynamic neighborhood. If interested, contact Milford Prewitt at 917-301-7700 or milfordprewitt@aol.com

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