Construction Diary: A Brooklyn Couple Revive an ’80s Time Capsule in the Catskills

A subdued palette allows the pair’s collection of vintage furniture—and the tree-filled surroundings—to sing.
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Like many couples, Spencer Bergen and Jack Alessio Pretto bid Brooklyn adieu at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, and they started living together for the first time in Spencer’s upstate getaway in Andes, New York. Thinking they would be away for a week, Spencer, a TV producer for an entertainment news show, and Alessio, an art director in fashion, packed only their backpacks. They ended up staying in the western Catskills for six months.

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