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New York, USA

A Victorian rowhouse in Brownstone Brooklyn

A Victorian rowhouse in Brownstone Brooklyn

Front entrance is up the stairs to the middle floor.

Front entrance is up the stairs to the middle floor.

This photo features the Victorian woodwork of the living room and looks south toward the staircase and the kitchen/dining room.

This photo features the Victorian woodwork of the living room and looks south toward the staircase and the kitchen/dining room.

A closer look at the living room, with an old baby grand in front of the north street-side windows.

A closer look at the living room, with an old baby grand in front of the north street-side windows.

The living room loveseat opens into a comfortable single bed. Note the staircase leading to the 3rd floor bedrooms.

The living room loveseat opens into a comfortable single bed. Note the staircase leading to the 3rd floor bedrooms.

The kitchen/dining area. Central island has sink and dishwasher. Back door opens to deck and steps to garden.

The kitchen/dining area. Central island has sink and dishwasher. Back door opens to deck and steps to garden.

The dining area is by the back door.

The dining area is by the back door.

Summertime view of the deck.

Summertime view of the deck.

The long narrow garden in the summertime; photo taken from a 3rd-floor window. The deck can be seen in the lower right.

The long narrow garden in the summertime; photo taken from a 3rd-floor window. The deck can be seen in the lower right.

A small "powder room" is on the middle floor.

A small "powder room" is on the middle floor.

On the top (3rd) floor, the main bathroom features 2 skylights and a Victorian-era bathtub. The shower is separate.

On the top (3rd) floor, the main bathroom features 2 skylights and a Victorian-era bathtub. The shower is separate.

The larger bedroom on the north street side of the house, with a double bed and a folding cot/chair available as necessary.

The larger bedroom on the north street side of the house, with a double bed and a folding cot/chair available as necessary.

The smaller bedroom on the south side of the house with a double bed.

The smaller bedroom on the south side of the house with a double bed.

The laundry room features a small-ish washer and dryer.

The laundry room features a small-ish washer and dryer.

Wonderful Vanderbilt Avenue around the corner from my house, Winter 2021.

Wonderful Vanderbilt Avenue around the corner from my house, Winter 2021.

Summertime view of my house (on the right) and its neighbors.

Summertime view of my house (on the right) and its neighbors.

Autumn colors on my tree-lined block.

Autumn colors on my tree-lined block.

Owner Rosemary welcomes you!

Owner Rosemary welcomes you!

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Member since

2022


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Exchange dates Duration
December 21, 2022 - December 28, 2022 7 days

Most years I spend the Christmas holidays in San Francisco. Otherwise I am quite flexible, since I am retired, in fairly good health, and enjoy traveling.

Comfortable rowhouse in a lovely brownstone neighborhood in Brooklyn NY near many amenities.

I live on the top 2 floors of my 3-floor Victorian "brownstone" rowhouse. My late husband and I bought this house in 1972 and raised our 2 children here. A few years ago I created a rental unit on the garden level, where a quiet and considerate tenant now lives. My front entrance is up one flight of stairs (called a "stoop" in Brooklynese). The kitchen, dining and living areas are on this middle floor, along with a "powder room" (sink and toilet). The two bedrooms, laundry room, and main bathroom are on the top floor.

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired educator

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: Floors 2 and 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 1400 sq ft
  • Total Area: 2100 sq ft

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: LGA and JFK; Newark - LGA and JFK are each about 30 minutes by car service. Newark Airport is also fairly close, but more complicated to get to.

My neighborhood in Brooklyn is called Prospect Heights. My "brownstone" rowhouse is within walking distance of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Central Brooklyn Public Library, the huge Prospect Park, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. A big plus is its close proximity to several subway trains (2, 3, B, Q) and 3 bus lines -- no car needed (and parking is difficult). A commercial street, Vanderbilt Avenue, is half a block away, with a nice grocery store and a choice of many restaurants. Other commercial streets cross the residential blocks in the neighborhood.

Occupation

  • Retired educator

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

My late husband and I raised two children in this house. Grown up with families of their own, they now live elsewhere -- in San Francisco and in upstate New York. I have 4 grandchildren and visit them as often as I can.

I was a college humanities educator most of my career. Now retired, I stay busy with volunteer work, projects, tennis, book groups, friendships, and travel.

Lifestyle

I am a retired educator, now enjoying friends and family, travel, tennis, special projects, volunteer work, and reading.