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May 18

An Avid Craigslister's Black-and-White Brooklyn Rental Is Full of Deals — House Tour

Name: Rachael Bennett and cute puppy, Kuma
Location: Crown Heights — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

Architect Rachael Bennett doesn’t think you should be scared of designing without color. “I find many people think that ‘neutrals’ or ‘black and white’ is either going to be boring (beige on beige on beige, or worse, sterile and cold),” she writes. “But the amount of richness and warmth you can create with just texture, pattern, and materiality, makes for a space just as visually interesting as one with color.” Her home—a 900-square-foot apartment she’s been renting for over six months—may not have a bunch of bright colors, but it does show how you can master the art of layering to create a bold, monochromatic home.

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May 18

An Urban Shaman's Brooklyn Home is Her Spiritual Sanctuary — House Tour

Name: Donna Henes
Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Size: 3,150 square feet
Years lived in: 29 years, owned

Donna Henes is an internationally-renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, eco-artist, author, speaker, and workshop leader. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, uses her sacred space and home as a ceremonial center, spirit shop, spiritual practice and consultancy where she offers intuitive tarot readings, spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

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Apr 18

A Cozy Brooklyn Apartment's Full-Blown Renovation — House Tour

Name: Katherine Steinberg
Location: Carroll Gardens — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 825 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

“Sleep on any major changes before committing,” is Katherine Steinberg’s sage advice. And after taking on a full-blown renovation when she moved into her Brooklyn apartment over two years ago, she’s had a lot of experience with making big updates in her home, everything from moving the location of a staircase to picking out wallpaper. “I have a tendency to make impulse decisions and I get very impatient. Waiting to get wallpaper samples and trying out a few different kinds helped me live with my decision,” she says.

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Apr 18

A Multi-Media Artist's Brooklyn Loft is a Personal Jungle — House Tour

Name: Rachel Hornaday
Location: East Williamsburg — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years, renting

The colorful jungle space that is Rachel Hornaday‘s third-floor Brooklyn apartment is actually a museum filled up with all of her beloved collaborations, collections and curiosities. The photo stylist by day/artist all the time has decorated her three-bedroom home in a comfortable way that tells the story of a creative always willing to be inspired. Plant pots overflowing with leaves and vines, walls dripping in hangings, tapestries and frames, tabletops sprinkled with trinkets and instruments of creation, all display Rachel’s appreciation for multi-media.

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Apr 18

A Brooklyn-Based Artist & Author's Honest, Humorous Home — House Tour

Name: Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga
Location: South Williamsburg — Brooklyn, NY
Size: Literally not sure I think around 650 square feet ????
Years lived in: 2+ years, renting

“Everything will be so good so soon just hang in there and don’t worry about it too much” reads just one of the many simple but heart-breakingly honest (and often humorous) statements handwritten on (actual) paper by author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer (as well as another 20 or so creative job descriptors) Adam J. Kurtz. This witty multi-hyphenate shares a simple but beautiful Brooklyn rental with his equally talented husband, freelance writer and journalist Mitchell Kuga.

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Apr 18

A "Modern-Meets-Dog-Obsessed-Old-Lady-Eclectic" Home — House Tour

Name: Tom Chirico and Carolyn McMenemy-Chirico
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 7 years

The original architectural details of this apartment — located on the top floor of a 1912 row house in a quiet spot in Williamsburg — are to die for. We’re talking well-preserved marble fireplaces, stunning hardwood floors, and enviable crown moldings. But for Tom and Carolyn, the building’s community is also a big bonus: “Our incredible landlord (and her two pups) and downstairs neighbors have become like second family, which gives the house this amazing welcoming feel the moment you walk in (and are typically greeted by any of our combined total of four dogs!).”

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Apr 18

A Comedian & Artist's Creative, Colorful NYC Home — House Tour

Name: Laura Lane, Nic Rad and Samo the dog
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Size: 1972 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

Laura’s a comedy writer, author and the co-creator of This Is Why You’re Single (a comedy sketch show, podcast and book). Nic is an artist and podcaster (Victori + Mo gallery represents his work). Are you thinking that the home of two incredible creatives must be an incredibly attractive, one-of-a-kind space? You’re right.

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Apr 18

A Jaw-Dropping, Beautiful Modern Brooklyn Renovation — Video House Tour

Name: Ruthie Schulder, her husband and twins.
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Size: 2,500 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

A house becomes a retreat from the world and a place of comfort when you add meaningful things to it. The elements that reflect what’s important to you and your family. Ruthie and her husband’s Brooklyn house had space on its side when they purchased it. And a smart, modern renovation made it even more beautiful and functional (not to mention light-filled). But it’s the way Ruthie approaches designing her space that makes this such a fresh, remarkable space.

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Mar 18

An Artist's Bold & Brash 450-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment — House Tour

Name: Niki Azevedo and Bennett Harrell
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn— New York
Size: 452 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 6 years

Niki’s 450 square foot Brooklyn apartment is a reflection of the years she’s lived as an artist in New York City. From DIY wallpaper, to rescued portraits of Jesus on the cross, to a mounted deer head, Niki’s personality shines throughout the space.

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02
Mar 18

A Designer, A Dancer & Their Daughters in a Modern Brooklyn Brownstone — House Tour

Name: Delia Kenza, Júlio Leitão, and their two daughters
Location: Clinton Hill — Brooklyn, New York
Size: 3,500 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 3 years

Having already renovated and/or designed 10+ homes together over the past 15 years, Delia and Júlio were already well on their way to capitalizing on their experience. They had lived in four of these homes together, all in Manhattan, ranging from trendy Soho to soulful Harlem. But it was the tree-lined brownstone neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn that allowed them to use everything they learned over the years in this masterpiece of a home.

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