Category: Exterior

Lady in red

Couldn’t resist. I have a soft spot for that slow jam ever since choreographing a cheesy dance to the song in high school. Anyway! We couldn’t find a door we liked that didn’t cost $10K (related: We have no time to look now that we have a baby), so we decided to just paint our current front door bright red. Suddenly, a block down, another family painted their yellow door bright red. So I think we’ve started a trend…

houseLook back at our exterior renovation here. And all the construction here.

It’s like a whole different house

It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago, our house looked like what we not-so-affectionately called, “The McDonald’s Spaceship.” The new siding was finished on Friday, and husband spent the weekend painting the brick gray (it was a lovely…

A window becomes a door

This weekend I converted a window into a door so that we have access to the backyard from our second floor. One of the first things we did when we moved in was remove the shed in our backyard and install…

Our house in 1940

The Department of Taxation took photos of every house in Brooklyn in 1940 and once again in 1980. We ordered the picture from the 1940’s and needless to say, we were shocked at how different our place looked. The house as it…

Spiral staircase

         The shed deconstruction a few weeks back made way for a spiral staircase. This was necessary to allow access to the shared backyard with our tenants. We used a Brooklyn based company and they were very…

Goodbye, shed

When we moved in, there were two sheds in the yard…so one of them had to go. It wasn’t easy. It took every minute of the entire weekend, including loading our own dump truck for three hours, which was pretty back…