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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.

Lefferts Manor Flower Barrel Planting

Saturday, May 3rd from 10 am until noon RAIN or SHINE

2012 Lefferts Manor Association Flower Barrel Planting
The Lefferts Manor Association will be planting the flower barrels lining the sidewalks Saturday, May 3rd. (Containers in front yards and on stoops will not be planted. If you do not want your barrel to be planted, leave a note in it: DO NOT PLANT.)
Please make sure your barrels are ready for planting by clearing out debris and topping up with soil. New barrels are welcome, too.

Need a new barrel? Kings County Nursery (New York Avenue and Fenimore) has the real deal, wood whiskey barrels for a price of $50 to Manor Residents.

Volunteer planters welcome! LMA Board members will be organizing volunteers for each block. Be ready with your gloves, trowels, and a bag for trash. Cars will bring flowers from the central depot to each block starting at 10 am.

Email LeffertsSupport@gmail.com if you have any questions or to volunteer services.

Remember, your dues make this event possible!

Winter 2014 Lefferts Manor Echo Available Now

The Lefferts Manor Echo Winter 2014The Winter 2014 issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo newsletter is available now for downloading.

It is full of great stories, such as the lawsuit filed to prevent construction of a 23 story luxury rental building on Flatbush, as well as articles on PLG residents, local retailers, and PLG’s winner in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Copies will be available at local retailers.

Sterling One Wins Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest

2013 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Sterling StreetSterling Street between Washington and Bedford is the winner of the 2013 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest. Another win for PLG in this contest. Last year Lincoln II won the contest. Two other PLG blocks received Honorable Mention awards in the contest: Lefferts Avenue between Rogers and Nostrand and Maple II. Congratulations to all. It is a privilege to stroll down your beautiful blocks.

Photo via Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Lefferts Manor Flower Barrel Planting This Saturday

Saturday, May 4th from 10 am until noon RAIN or SHINE

2012 Lefferts Manor Association Flower Barrel Planting
The Lefferts Manor Association will be planting the flower barrels lining the sidewalks Saturday, May 4th. (Containers in front yards and on stoops will not be planted. If you do not want your barrel to be planted, leave a note in it: DO NOT PLANT.)
Please make sure your barrels are ready for planting by clearing out debris and topping up with soil. New barrels are welcome, too.

Need a new barrel? Kings County Nursery (New York Avenue and Fenimore) has the real deal, wood whiskey barrels for a price of $50 to Manor Residents.

Volunteer planters welcome! LMA Board members will be organizing volunteers for each block. Be ready with your gloves, trowels, and a bag for trash. Cars will bring flowers from the central depot to each block starting at 10 am.

Email LeffertsSupport@gmail.com if you have any questions or to volunteer services.

Remember, your dues make this event possible!

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