Decorating & Design

March 29, 2017

Inside The Brooklyn Brownstone Of Remodelista’s Francesca Connolly

The New York brownstone has it all — stately moldings, sky-high ceilings, and the big city at their perfectly symmetrical doorsteps. There have been plenty of examples to lust after, from J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons’ former Park Slope pile, to Sarah Jessica Parker’s famous brownstone, but it’s Remodelista co-founder Francesca Connolly’s 1870 home that really captures today’s style zeitgeist. Showcasing her own personalized and pared-back style, the blogger-turned-design darling’s home is a perfect pairing of dazzling and demure, curated and undone, vintage and modern.

She bought the Brooklyn Heights property 19 years ago with her husband and converted it from nine warren-like apartments into a duplex, and several years later into a single-family dwelling. At 26 feet wide, it’s a sweet piece of New York real estate and the finest object of our collective desire. Let’s look around, shall we?

Author: Catherine Sweeney and Kimberley Brown

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