ISSUE 37  |  Stealth Glamour

Grandeur in Brooklyn: the Notorious BnB

September 10, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Live like a robber baron (or at least sleep like one) courtesy of Jessica and Doug Warren, who restored a 19th century Clinton Hill mansion built by the Pfizer family and now rent out rooms to travelers.

Ninteenth century opulence meets 21st century Brooklyn in the couple’s landmarked 10,000-square-foot historic brownstone, located on a tree-lined street in Clinton Hill. Working with Neuhaus Design, Jessica Warren (she’s a designer herself; see her work at JP Warren Interiors) mixed modernist pieces by Marcel Wanders and Norman Cherner throughout the interiors, overhauled the baths and the kitchen, and created a gracious, low-key ambience. Prices start at $220 per night; go to Airbnb for more information.

Photography by Peter Margonelli, except where noted.

Above: Marcel Wanders’ Knotted Chair occupies a corner of the living room.

Above: An eclectic mix of pieces animates the living room.

Above: A minimalist stone counter anchors the kitchen.

Above: A collection of Eva Zeisel ceramics.

Above: The kitchen offers a view to the rear garden.

Above L: The kitchen opens onto a formal dining room. Above R: A newly constructed staircase.

Above: The Erhart suite features a queen bed and private bath for $220 a night.

Above: The lavishly appointed master bath.

Above: Curved stairs lead to the entryway; photo via Airbnb.