Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
It has been a little over a year now and the Wall Street Journal's feature on one editor's South Harlem brownstone renovation is now complete. The gut renovation for the townhouse bought for $800K was expected to take 10 months but ended up at 13 months, cost estimated started at $350,000 and ended up at $420,000. Time wise, things stretched out because of permit issues and passing the proper city inspections but the cost factor increase had to do with upgrades like an added deck in the back of the yard. At the end, there's a clean palette on the interior but some of the original details such as the stairwell has been restored. See the full recap of the past year and more photos on the Wall Street Journal: LINK. Photos courtesy Rayon Richards