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On Tour 2014

A sampling of some of this year’s tour stops…

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  • An 1898 transitional Romanesque Revival/Neo-Renaissance style four-story limestone and Roman brick townhouse reveals a fabulous contemporary floor-through garden level housing an extraordinary spacious kitchen/family room with projection TV, copious built-in storage, and half-bath. Elegant vintage light fixtures and a wealth of intact original woodwork and decorative stained-glass grace the floors above.
  • A 1910 limestone two-story townhouse features museum quality oil portraits of family members dating back to the mid-19th century; a fabulous south-facing, light-filled kitchen with ingenious storage that opens out to a balcony; and a private deck off the second floor.
  • The interior of a 1922 “in-progress” freestanding Flemish-bond brick home, with an elaborate triangular central portico and carriage house, displays exquisite leaded-glass windows and a marble fireplace. Areas have been reconfigured to create two grand spaces: a master bedroom/office oasis with adjoining serene spa bath, evoking an impressionist “Monet-like” feel, and an open dialog between the dining room and kitchen.
  • The parlor floor and rear garden of a picturesque circa 1914-15 neo-Tudor row house on a charming cul-du-sac awaiting landmark designation. It retains its Mission-style brick fireplace, decorative foliate plaster ceiling molding and handsome leaded-glass windows.
  • The top-to-bottom renovation of a three-story 1908 brownstone. Its garden floor and basement exhibit a totally modern ambiance—airy and bright where custom cabinetry keeps everything hidden behind closed doors. A mullioned glass wall with sliding door makes the rear garden the focal point. In the floors above, mid-century furnishings are paired against a foil of vintage decorative woodwork and elaborate fretwork Four new skylights flood the third floor with abundant sunshine.
  • A former trash-strewn 60 by 100 feet vacant lot is being transformed by community residents into a multipurpose garden and community gathering space. This now fully functioning garden, with raised beds and a “hoop house” for nurturing seedlings, is growing organic fruits and vegetables and teaching children about growing their own food.
  • A unique turn-of-the-twentieth century semi-detached wood frame house, with a charming sun porch and generous front and rear gardens, showcases a superb vintage tin ceiling with impressively wide cove molding and a narrow winding staircase to the upper floors. Although still a “house-in-progress,” a bathroom and kitchen have been refreshed in keeping with their past.

44th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens
House & Garden Tour

2014 Prospect Lefferts Gardens House andGarden-TourDate/Time: Sunday, June 1, 2014, Noon to 5 PM
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 on Tour Day

Photo by Martin Friedman

  • NINE STOPS—including complimentary refreshments at the Lefferts Gardens Montessori School.
  • Opportunities to visit with architect, Roberta Woelfling, contractor George John, a landscape architect, and homeowners to gather ideas and resources.
  • Complimentary wine tasting at 65 Fen Wines.
  • Special Tour Day Discounts at neighborhood restaurants and merchants.

NOTE: No children under 12 except infants in front packs only.

For more information: 718-284-6210 or 718-462-0024

E-mail: plghousetour@gmail.com

Website: www.leffertsmanor.org


+ Save money! Present a PLG Tour brochure and get entry to the Boerum Hill House Tour for only $10 (June 1, 1PM-5PM)

Ticket information is below:


Tickets Online:    Visit: http://2014plghouseandgardentour.eventbrite.com

Tour Day Ticket Sales Location: Tip of the Tongue, Baked & Brewed, 43 Lincoln Road

ADVANCE TICKET SALES LOCATIONS until close of business Saturday May31st

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

65 Fen Wines
65 Fenimore Street
(just off Flatbush Avenue)

Play Kids
676 Flatbush Avenue
(between Hawthorne & Winthrop Streets at Westbury Court)

Trixie’s Pet Food, Supplies & Accessories
575 Flatbush Avenue
(between Maple and Midwood Streets)

Tugboat Tea Company
546 Flatbush Avenue
(between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)

 
 

43rd Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens
House & Garden Tour

2013 Lefferts Manor Association House Tour PatioDate/Time: Sunday, June 2, 2013, Noon to 5 PM
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 on Tour Day
Sponsor:
The Lefferts Manor Association

Photo by Martin Friedman

Exploring Residental Alternatives in PLG

  • TEN STOPS—including a sun-filled studio apartment; a spacious prewar coop; one and two-family brownstone and limestone town houses; SEVEN PRIVATE GARDENS in bloom; Complimentary refreshments at the Lefferts Gardens Montessori School.
  • Opportunities to visit with stained-glass restorer Lori Heddinger, contractor George John and homeowners to gather ideas and resources.
  • The perfect solution for that wedding or special occasion gift: one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, photographs and prints by resident artists. Attend receptions at Dorsey and helper art galleries; meet American neo-expressionist artist Daniel Freeman in his open studio; see works on paper by artist Jeffery Welch at his home.
  • Complimentary wine tasting at 65 Fen Wines.
  • Special Tour Day Discounts at neighborhood restaurants and merchants.
  • PLG Arts at the Inkwell Group Art Show, Music, Kids’ Activities.

NOTE: No children under 12 except infants in front packs only.

For more information: 718-284-6210 or 718-462-0024

Ticket information is below:


Tickets Online:    Visit: http://2013plghouseandgardentour.eventbrite.com

Tour Day ticket Sales Location: Lincoln Park Tavern, 51 Lincoln Road.

ADVANCE TICKET SALES LOCATIONS until close of business Saturday June 1st.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

65 Fen Wines
Michael Campbell
65 Fenimore Street
(just off Flatbush Avenue)

Play Kids
Shelley Kramer
676 Flatbush Avenue
(between Hawthorne & Winthrop Streets at Westbury Court)

Trixie’s Pet Food, Supplies & Accessories
Richard Esposito
575 Flatbush Avenue
(between Maple and Midwood Streets)

Tugboat Tea Company
Chad Casey
546 Flatbush Avenue
(between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)

Park Slope

AGUAYO & HUEBENER REALTY GROUP
Roslyn B. Huebener
138 Seventh Avenue
(between Carroll and Garfield)

BROWN HARRIS STEVENS-Brooklyn
Bette Cunningham
100 Seventh Avenue
(at Union Street)

STERLING PLACE
Robert Wilson
352 Seventh Avenue
(at Tenth Street)

Brooklyn Heights

BROWN HARRIS STEVENS-Brooklyn
Bill Sheppard
129 Montague Street
(at Henry Street)

Boerum Hill

STERLING PLACE
Robert Wilson
363 Atlantic Avenue
(between Hoyt and Bond Streets)

Cobble Hill

HALSTEAD PROPERTY
Kirsten Syrett
162 Court Street
(at Amity Street)

Grand Army Plaza Farmers’ Market

Saturday June 1st only, weather permitting.

Brooklyn Flea Market

Lafayette Avenue
(between Vanderbilt and Clermont Avenues)
Saturday June 1st only, weather permitting.

TICKETS BY MAIL

Lefferts Manor Association, 135 Midwood Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225.
Specify the number of tickets with a check made payable to Lefferts Manor Association and a stamped self-addressed envelope.

On Tour 2013

A sampling of some of this year’s tour stops…

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  • A luminous top floor coop in a 1939 luxury apartment building, outfitted with a grand sunken living room, medallion-incised flooring and accented by a curved inset and arch, has been rejuvenated to evoke a modern loft-like space. Light abounds from three front windows with unobstructed views. African, Papuan New Guinea, and Chinese collectibles adorn mid-century furnishings. Most of the fabulous artwork was created by its owner.
  • A circa 1909 two-story neo-Renaissance townhouse, twice rendered uninhabitable by fire’s smoke and heat, has been completely reborn through a top-to-bottom renovation. The well-lit parlor floor has assumed a modern open space featuring an eclectic mix of old and new, including a custom-built marble-topped island beneath a pair of vintage Belgian factory lights plus a farm table and shelving crafted from reclaimed barn wood. The extra deep private rear garden sports a handsome brick patio and a wood fence creatively decorated with antique shutters.
  • An in-progress 1910 two-family limestone, with an elaborately decorated full-height bay, reveals a wealth of vintage and meticulously replicated stained-glass within. Rooms open off a hallway and include a classy marble bath and a full-width contemporary kitchen/family room adjoining the dining room. Its 100-foot lot allows for a porch and central patio surrounded by planters, trees and shrubs—perfect for entertaining.
  • A sun-filled studio rental apartment in the Patio Gardens complex is enlivened by personal memorabilia; original artwork by artist friends; an impressive collection of bass players—as statuary, music boxes, and paintings—gleaned from around the world; a wall mural of a frangipani tree; and a thriving indoor garden.
  • A one-family 1910 town house features a wealth of original Arts & Crafts detail and remarkable collections of vintage pottery, seltzer bottles and artwork. Recently refreshed, new amenities include a luxurious lounge area and bathroom in the English basement, a stunning second-floor bathroom and split-system heat and air conditioning throughout. The back deck is shaded by a motorized awning. It overlooks a lush garden alive with climbing roses, shrubs and low grasses and boasts a pond and meandering path.
  • An 1898 transitional Romanesque Revival/neo-Renaissance Roman brick and limestone town house with eight majestic fireplaces, ornate tin ceilings and vintage woodwork restored to their original grandeur. Its very private back yard features both flowering perennial and shade gardens, a bluestone patio and paths that can be accessed from the garden and parlor floors.
  • A two-story 1910 brownstone unveils period William Morris fabrics and wallpaper; creatively integrated Bradbury & Bradbury art ceiling papers and friezes; a mid-1800s Black Forest cuckoo clock; and superb vintage heirloom furnishings and handcrafted items.
  • A 15-year predominately perennial garden, propagated from cuttings and seeds, boasts a sculptured Japanese euonymus and tiger lilies, roses, black-eyed Susans, sunflowers and hydrangeas in bloom.

Click for Ticket information (and more) on the 43rd Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour.

42nd Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens
House & Garden Tour

Tudor Row 2012 PLG House TourDate/Time: Sunday, June 3, 2012—Noon to 5 PM
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 on Tour Day
Sponsor:
The Lefferts Manor Association

Photo by Martin Friedman

Expansive 2012 Tour

  • TEN STOPS—NINE turn-of-the 20th-century residences and PRIVATE GARDENS
  • Opportunities to visit with designers John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage interior design company; Floral Designer Bette Cunningham of Yellow Jessamine; architect Roberta Woelfling; contractors and homeowners to gather ideas and resources
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Complimentary wine tasting at 65 Fen Wines
  • Special Tour Day Discounts at neighborhood restaurants and merchants
  • PLG Arts at the Inkwell House Tour 2012 Event, 12 Noon to 8:30 PM
      FREE Live Music, Group Art Show, Children’s Art Activities,
       Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

AND, your PLG June 3rd tour Ticket & Guidebook gains entry to the Boerum Hill House Tour for only $10—A $15 savings!

NOTE: No children under 12 except infants in front packs only.

For more information: 718-284-6210 or 718-462-0024


Ticket information is below:

TICKETS ONLINE

Visit: http://2012plghouseandgardentour.eventbrite.com

ADVANCE TICKET SALES LOCATIONS

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

65 Fen Wines
Michael Campbell
65 Fenimore Street
(just off Flatbush Avenue)

The Blue Roost Café
Linda Billings
43 Lincoln Road
(between Flatbush and Ocean Avenues)

Trixie’s Pet Food, Supplies & Accessories
Robert Salmieri and Richard Esposito
575 Flatbush Avenue
(between Maple and Midwood Streets)

Park Slope

AGUAYO & HUEBENER REALTY GROUP
Roslyn B. Huebener
138 Seventh Avenue
(between Carroll and Garfield)

BROWN HARRIS STEVENS-Brooklyn
Bette Cunningham
100 Seventh Avenue
(at Union Street)

STERLING PLACE
Robert Wilson
352 Seventh Avenue
(at Tenth Street)

Brooklyn Heights

BROWN HARRIS STEVENS-Brooklyn
Bill Sheppard
129 Montague Street
(at Henry Street)

Boerum Hill

STERLING PLACE
Robert Wilson
363 Atlantic Avenue
(between Hoyt and Bond Streets)

Cobble Hill

HALSTEAD PROPERTY
Kirsten Syrett
206 Court Street
(between Congress and Warren Streets)

Grand Army Plaza Farmers’ Market

Saturday June 2nd only, weather permitting.

Brooklyn Flea Market

Lafayette Avenue
(between Vanderbilt and Clermont Avenues)
Saturday June 2nd only, weather permitting.

TICKETS BY MAIL

Lefferts Manor Association, 135 Midwood Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225.
Specify the number of tickets with a check made payable to Lefferts Manor Association and a stamped self-addressed envelope.

ON TOUR DAY

Tickets cost $25 will be sold starting at 11:30AM at The Blue Roost Café, 43 Lincoln Road
(between Flatbush and Ocean Avenues).

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