to meet their neighbors, to find inspiration for their own interior
design project or just to get some exercise, decorating junkies
won’t want to miss this month’s house tours in Brooklyn Heights
and Fort Greene.
On Sunday, select Fort Greene residents will open their homes
for a self-guided tour, which benefits the Fort Greene Association,
a community advocacy group.
Among this tour’s highlights are access to the top of the Williamsburgh
Bank Tower, rare glimpses of the interiors of Victorian-era homes
(decorated in a wide array of styles) and the exhibit "Fort
Greene Modern," which features artist’s renderings of cutting-edge
structures by Enrique Norten, Hugh Hardy and Arquitectonica that
are slated to rise in this historic ’hood.
The Heights tour, "The Brooklyn Landmarks House and Garden
Tour" (pictured), takes place on May 13 and benefits the
Brooklyn Heights Association. Among the crowd pleasers on this
self-guided tour are an 1848 brick house with a Japanese tea
garden and the newly restored ceiling murals in the Zion German
Evangelical Lutheran Church’s sanctuary.
"Transition/Fort Greene" takes place May 7, from noon
to 5 pm, rain or shine. Tickets are $20 in advance at Tillie’s
of Brooklyn [248 DeKalb Ave. at Vanderbilt Avenue, (718) 783-6140].
On the day of the tour, $25 tickets are available at BAM Triangle
Park. For information, visit www.historicfortgreene.org.
"The Brooklyn Landmarks House and Garden Tour," takes
place May 13, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm, followed by pastries and
tea in the garden of Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims from 3 to
5 pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by phone at (718)
858-9193 or on the Web site www.brooklynheightsassociation.org.
On the day of the tour, tickets will be sold at the entrance
to St. Ann’s School, 129 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street. The
tour does not permit photography or children under age 13, except
infants in front-packs.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010