This evening I was photographing the exterior of an upcoming listing in Greenpoint, and this incredible sunset over Manhattan pulled me away in the middle of my set-up. I know how this sounds, but I really think this was the most amazing sunset I’ve seen in my ten years in New York.
Park Slope Brooklyn Renovation Before & After
Who doesn’t enjoy a good set of Before & After photos? Below, I have posted 3 sets from a property I just put back on the market at 243 8th Street in Park Slope in Brooklyn (full listing here). After trying to sell the property in the “Before” state, I was finally able to convince the owner to make the changes necessary to sell the property. We kept all of the good features (of which there were many - great layout, custom A/V systems, high-end kitchen appliances, etc) and fixed the problems (of which there were also many - blue marble floors, faux marble walls, yellow crown moldings, etc). I think we got it right because everyone who has seen the apartment since it was finished has loved it. I was involved with every step of the renovation, so if you would like specific information about the process, please contact me directly.
Living Room - BEFORE
Living Room - AFTER
Aside from re-staging, the two main changes we made were replacing the blue marble floors with 4” wide white oak and repainting the walls, crown molding, and trim. We also installed Top-Down/Bottom-Up shades because the apartment is on the ground level.
Master Bedroom - BEFORE
Master Bedroom - AFTER
In the bedroom, we replaced the carpet with the hardwood, repainted, and moved the bed to the other side of the room. We also replaced with window treatments, installing the Top-Down/Bottom-Up shades.
Kitchen/Dining Room - BEFORE
Kitchen/Dining Room - AFTER
Overall, I think the photos speak for themselves. The space is now warm and inviting and you can truly appreciate the open layout. I wasn’t planning on taking the final image above, but as I was sitting on the couch, taking it in, I realized how great the apartment looked from this angle. For the first time, it struck me that I could imagine living there.
Building Exterior and Private Outdoor Space