Posts tagged ‘Brownstone’

Brownstone home tour…

Nothing like kicking back and virtually touring well restored/renovated homes. I LOVE how they kept the original wood work in this house, while making it more modern and open.

Check it out HERE

A peek inside a bargain brownstone

MSN provided us with a nice look into a Brownstone with some original details…I’m loving the wood work!

http://realestate.msn.com/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=13108500#1

it’s all in the details…

For weeks I’ve been torn on whether or not I should restore or renovate to capture my unique sense of ‘what I like’… and I’ve been surrounded by too many traditional people saying what I ‘can’t or shouldn’t do…Now, normally my first rule of life is to NOT share your soul with ‘nay sayers’.  (How dare we expect more from them then all the “no’s” and lack of vision they provide?…) But I forgot my life rule, and this has totally hindered my progress in fixing my fixer…..shame on me!  Today, I toured the home of a very strong-minded investor that specialize in restoration…what I found was a mix of a bit of traditional, modern and craftsman styles that all seem to work well together-not because they fit- but because of his security and comfortability with making his fixer HIS home!…

I realized being a Real Estate agent has put some pressure on me in ways I didn’t think of…for example everyone think I must have  a lock on the perfect home location due to some undisclosed future real estate plan I’m aware of… or my house MUST have all the best details a 1925 home could have..when really, I’m like that hair dresser who can do hair REALLY well, but looks as if she has never seen a comb herself.. LOL.. I’m just like the rest of you… trying to create a space true to ME.

 So …starting my door knob journey is NOT easy. Why is it so hard to find more than 1 or 2 of the same knobs? Here’s a great site to learn more about period knobs http://www.antiquedoorknobs.org/

I’m also feeling very home sick..missing Brooklyn and my old Decatur St Brownstone terribly….. how do I marry my Bungalow to my Brownstone to help?  Until I can work out these details, here’s a site I enjoyed viewing tonight: http://www.brownstoneauthority.com/home.html

Brooklyn Brownstone Home Tour!

http://thebrooklynink.com/2010/12/01/21005-renovating-to-prevent-foreclosures-in-bed-stuy/

The West End/Westivew Neighborhoods in Atlanta have so much in common with Bed-stuy Brooklyn. I’m always inspired when I see the transformation there and in my new community.

I love with Malene Barnett  has done with her home. Her carpets are even more impressive!

Look what I found in Brooklyn..

680 St Marks Ave! 7Unit Brownstone- 2bd apt/ 6 studios 82K income potential with fabulous details inside and out! I love the hall tree..

 FOR SALE INFO HERE

Fake Brownstones….

I just received this notice in my email NEW BROWNSTONES IN DECATUR *gag*  I hate that ATL and builders TRY to build brownstones….there should be a law against it, especially building them in Atlanta!

Brooklyn Deals!

Gorgeous details in this 3 family, 4story  Brownstone in Stuyvesant Heights! LP $789K check out the details HERE

Hello world!

Welcome to my Bungalow Blog!

I’m Nia Knowles,New York native turn Atlanta resident and city REALTOR.  I’ve always had a passion for Real Estate, and being from NY- I have had the opportunity to live and fall in love with homes and communities.  In this blog, I plan to bring a piece of the various Atlanta communties to you as we explore some of their homes(old and new) and neighborhoods  with character.  

You just might find the home you’re looking for and like myself, relocate!

Nia Knowles

Brownstone Bungalow, Inc.

Solid Source Realty

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