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It’s almost that time of year where I watch “The Holiday,” renew my crush on Jack Black, and wonder if I should try to do a house swap. As much as I’d love a stint in an adorable English cottage, swapping my lovely one-bedroom apartment for another feels like a more attainable daydream. And I could easily see myself happily calling this top-floor apartment home.
Situated in the idyllic Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope, the unit is part of an Art Deco building that dates back to 1928. Up the elevator to the sixth floor, you enter through a foyer wallpapered in a bold yellow pattern, and then flow into the large, open living room and kitchen. Given how bright and sunny the space is, I love the modern look of the rows of cantilevered shelves on a simple gray tile backsplash that stretches up to the ceiling. I’m a sucker for a Smeg appliance, so the dark gray fridge is the cherry on top for me — I particularly appreciate how the retro rounded edges echo the rounded doorway that leads out of the kitchen.
Around the corner, the bedroom keeps things similarly simple with gray-blue walls and an industrial Serge Mouille-style light fixture branching across the ceiling. The bathroom plays on the power of neutrality, too, with all white fixtures and white tiled walls — and then funky floral tiled floors and a pretty pink wallpapered ceiling with a barely-there paisley pattern. The whole home is proof that you can subtly fill a space with personality, even if you’re not a maximalist or able to commit to painting entire rooms.
And the final feature that would really woo me to pick up my life and move here, à la Kate Winslet? If the building’s landscaped courtyard wasn’t enough, beautiful Prospect Park is literally steps away.
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