As the unrelenting city summer finally gives way to a cooler fall, it’s just about the right time to tackle some outdoor projects and consider the pretty little plants above. They’re the source of one of the most reliably simple and time tested wood treatments in the wooden house owners arsenal of upkeep and repair. This treatment also happens to be one of the most sustainable and earth-friendly wood finishes. Oh, and did I mention, it’s also easy on the wallet?

More on this wonder-product, after the jump…



Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1952:

“Charred (frame) house as wedding backdrop: Andrew Kuriplach and his daughter Jean leave the charred remains of a house at 52 Clay St., scene of recent five alarm fire at a Greenpoint warehouse. They are headed for St. Cyril Methodius R. C. Church where Miss Kuriplach married Sgt. Robert Dolney. The newlyweds had planned to live in this house before it was hit by fire, but now they will make their home in the house behind this one, where the bride’s family resides.”

More on the fire in the New York Times.


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What’s happening in the world of wooden houses and everything in between:

70 Lefferts Place [Brownstoner]
13th Street, Sold? [Rutenberg Realty]
Fallen Tree, Schmallen Tree [CWB Architects]
Beautiful interior renovation of a frame house — wondering what the exterior looks like! [NY Mag]
…and we’re anxiously waiting to know how the  Milktrout kitchen in Gowanus is shaping up [theSweeten]

Over the river and through the woods….

In My Dreams [Big Old Houses]
The Arlington Italianate House [This Old House]
Dreaming of strolling through Savannah… [Savannah Secrets]
Rescue Me: 52 Chambers Street [Newburgh Restoration]
Living in a 1912 Schoolhouse [Dwell]


Clinton Hill! We love it. Mansions. Villas. Carriages houses. Wooden houses galore. Recently we climbed a steep stoop to spend a rainy Saturday morning inside one of the most interesting of the bunch: 223 Washington Avenue, near the corner of Willoughby. Lately we can’t seem to stop comparing these shingled houses to sweets. Built ca. 1850 and originally occupied by a flour merchant named Billings Wheeler (which we think is a fantastic name), the house is just an all-around delight, inside and out!

And now, a peek inside!


In preparation for an upcoming post, we asked a big question on Facebook today.

What is your favorite wooden house in Brooklyn?

Head on over to Facebook to join the discussion!


Me too!

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