Each year, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene alternate to host a spectacular house tour. I haven’t yet done the Fort Greene tour, but I’m planning on it this year!
Tickets are available at several locations:
Advance Tickets $20*
In Fort Greene (cash only)
BAM Box Office, 30 Lafayette Ave.
Yu Interiors, 15 Greene Ave.
Gnarly Vines, 350 Myrtle Ave.
The Green Market, Dekalb Ave. & Washington Park (Saturdays only, starting 4/5/08)
Brooklyn Flea, Lafayette Ave. at Clermont (Sundays only, starting 4/6/08)
Day of Tour Tickets $25*
In Fort Greene (cash only)
BAM Garden, Fulton St. at Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn Flea, Lafayette Ave. at Clermont
Here’s the info:
THE FORT GREENE HOUSE TOUR, MAY 4, 2008
This year’s 29th Fort Greene House Tour, which takes place on Sunday, May 4th, from noon to 5pm, is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable ever. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view a spectacular modern studio, designed by superstar architect David Adjaye for two well-known artists. This building is his first and only completed work in New York to date.
Other interesting stops on this exciting tour, will include an art filled Italianate Brownstone, featuring an exuberant interpretation of Victorian “Bohemian/Orientalism” inspired by Frederick Church’s Olana, several striking townhouse renovations, deftly blending period details and modern design, a charming 1850’s wood frame house and several fresh and stylish takes on modern living in 19th century spaces. Another singular home on this tour is a newly constructed residence that began in concept as an artist’s studio to occupy the expansive garden next to the owner’s home and morphed into a unique and luxurious four family residence, spanning a double lot and sharing a lushly planted, multi-level garden.
In addition to these fine private homes there will be stops at significant architectural and cultural landmarks in Fort Greene, from MoCADA [the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts] to the 1907 Masonic Temple with its fine terracotta façade and six pipe organs inside. Finally, visitors will have the chance to take in stunning views of Brooklyn and much of Manhattan from the thirtieth floor roof deck of the newly constructed Forte Condominiums.
This year the tour will commence from two locations, the main one at the BAM Garden, Fulton and Lafayette Avenue and the other at the Brooklyn Flea a new outdoor market on Lafayette and Clermont Avenues. Spend a magical afternoon in Fort Greene; enjoy a peek into some special homes, walk our beautiful tree lined streets, stroll through Fort Greene Park. Find out why Fort Greene is one of Brownstone Brooklyn’s most interesting neighborhoods.
For further information, please contact Allen Hobbs: 718-875-4110 or Ursula Hegewisch: 718-875-1996