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Neoclassical Style Renovations: Restored Brownstone Home

“It’s been better than I could have imagined,” Barbara says. “I designed my house specifically for fun and happiness, and for my family to gather.”

She admits, though, that a labor of love like this isn’t for everyone: “Many people get frustrated that renovations take so long, and that they can’t do exactly what they want immediately. If I were to give anyone advice, I’d say, ‘Be patient and wait for the right thing at the right time.’ For me, this wasn’t just about redoing a house. I was creating the home base for my life.”

Carter is proud of the results, as well. “We worked really hard to bring back the grandeur of this house. And now it feels beautifully integrated–certainly not as though it’s gone through the tumultuous history it has.”

Updated Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

One Response to Neoclassical Style Renovations: Restored Brownstone Home

  1. Lynda Boileau December 2, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    So nice to be able to turn the building intoj a single family home!! My Grandparents house in New Orleans was chopped up into apartments. Soo sad… But I have wonderful memories of that home in my head!! . I love the idea you had about a space for storing and wrapping gifts!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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