The House & Garden Tour

by Leslie on May 9, 2011

As I mentioned on Friday, our apartment was part of the Brooklyn Heights house and garden tour this past weekend. I am still confused as to why we were included. The other four houses on the tour were unbelievable single-family homes, newly renovated… the kind of houses that make your jaw drop to the ground. As I walked through these mansions, I couldn’t help but cringe, thinking about my IKEA couch, imagining people walking through my apartment saying, “What a dump!” ¬†Don’t get me wrong, I love my little garden apartment, but compared to these other houses, it is a dump! Even with my landlord’s beautiful duplex, our brownstone was definitely the most modest of the five houses. Insecurities aside, it was a great experience. A little odd to have 800 people walk through (and judge) our apartment, but we met a lot of really nice people. The highlight for me was when Marty Markowitz, our larger than life Brooklyn Borough President, presented us with a certificate naming us “Volunteers Extraordinaire”! It was hilarious. My name is spelled wrong, but I am still framing it. ¬†Below are some pictures of our apartment all gussied up.


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Kate Kobiashvili Christner May 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Your apartment is gorgeous! Every detail from the beautiful books to the the charming blue tea kettle makes your apartment worthy to be ranked among the mansions. Very cool you were a part of the tour!

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