Tuesday, July 21, 2009

☞ REVIVE: The Brownstone Stoop

Nothing is more Harlem than the brownstone stoop and they often are not in great condition. We occasionally see the tell-tale sign of stoop resurfacing by the scratch coat finish that the restoration entails before applying the final, smoother, brown coat. The stoops on first photos are from our West 132nd Street tour and the lower photo is a stoop in progress from the owner of a NYC brownstone at reclaimedhome.com. The owner paid $10,000 for a responsible contractor but admitted it could cost less if one was willing to take a quality risk. So there you have it. A good chunk of change but worth it in the long run for the those lazy summer conversations on the steps.

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