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We’re Jordan and Barry, AKA the Brownstone Boys!

We’re designers, DIY-ers, renovators, and restorers. We have a passion for old homes and everything that comes along with them: the details, the quirks, the character, and the especially the parts that need lots of love. We bought our 130 year old Brooklyn brownstone in 2018 and have been restoring it ever since. We started a blog and Instagram account the day we closed and have documented our journey. One of our favorite things about it has been being able to help people who have reached out to us over the years. Now, it has developed into a full-time business for us designing and managing brownstone renovations all over Brooklyn and NYC!

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latest blog posts:

May 11 |  4 min read

How We Easily Ordered our Windows Online with

This post below is in collaboration as a #pellapartner We lived with our old, drafty, malfunctioning windows for 3 years. Some didn’t close, some didn’t open, and all of them looked horrible. It’s a project we have put off for years, but we recently decided we could wait no longer! Now that our new Pella…

Our Secrets (don’t tell!) About the Costs of Renovating a Brownstone

Living in a historic brownstone or townhouse in Brooklyn or Manhattan is a dream for many people. The original woodwork, beautiful plaster mouldings, grand staircases, and iconic stoops on tree-lined streets are too much to just to look onto from afar. You might have come to conclusion that the best path to have one of…

Christmas Cinnamon Rolls

Our new favorite tradition in our home on Christmas morning is making homemade cinnamon rolls. If your plans have changed this holiday season or you’re just looking for something to make we can’t recommend making these cinnamon rolls enough! Make sure to make some extra frosting… you will thank us later! Merry Merry and lots…

12 Days of Depot- Everything You Need To Get Smart This Holiday Season from Home Depot!

This blog post is sponsored by Home Depot ** GIVEAWAY CLOSED*** Congratulations Gabby Anderson What’s the smartest thing you can do this Holiday season? Join us in turning your home into a smart home! If you’re like us, your home is a place that you want to feel protected, especially once it’s filled with all…

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