Before & After: They Loved Their Vintage Brownstone—So They Embraced Its Many Quirks

Architect Sarah Jacoby uncovers the beauty in a timeworn home with moody interiors, a bevy of built-ins, and an unusual bedroom sink.

Sarah Jacoby’s clients fell hard for their historic brownstone. "We knew right away," they say of their first visit to the landmark, park-adjacent property in Brooklyn. It was off the market, so their agent snuck in a showing after they bid unsuccessfully on another place just a few days prior. "There was so much character," they say. "We loved all the preserved details—it felt one of a kind."

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