Garden level 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
- English, rudimentary French and Spanish
About Barbara Ensor
In my current career as an author and an artist I have written and illustrated two children's books, Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story) and Thumbelina, Tiny Runaway Bride. Both were published by Random House Children's Books and were praised by reviewers for the New York Times as well as lots of young readers. I have had a one woman show of art work (in Park Slope where else?!) and two more exhibitions are coming up in the near future. The books are illustrated with cut paper silhouette images and pen and ink which are also the mediums (media?) I work with as a fine artist. My sensibility as an artist and storyteller are reflected in my home. I am a dual citizen of the UK and the US with roots and family in both. Perhaps that too shows up in the apartment along with some places I would like to go, like Morocco and the middle ages. .
Barbara Ensor purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Barbara Ensor chose Brooklyn
We moved to the dreaded “outer boroughs” in 1989 for enough space to house a growing family. About a week later a light bulb came on in my head: It is better here. Life was sweeter, more civilized in so many ways. Here every building had its own personality, people smiled at one another, there were trees, gardens, history, a sense of community and continuity, all very reminiscent of Hamstead and Highgate the London neighborhoods where I grew up. Why then didn’t everyone move here? Since then everyone has. Particularly parents, writers, dog owners, anyone in the arts, particularly.... Well at this point particularly anyone who cares about their quality of life. Park Slope is no longer a place to go for more affordable space. It's where you move if you want a life. Twenty years later, divorced and with kids who have flown from the nest I can't imagine leaving. Where else could I go to the theater and be home an hour later warming my hands in front of the fire? My scaled down home is now a chic yet comfy springboard, I like to rent out for frequent travel. It has it all: high speed internet, a romantic garden, a working fireplace, a spunky bathroom, some whimsy, some grandeur, high ceilings, a great kitchen, a sculptural table hewn from a piece of mango and plenty of closets. What else is there?!
What makes this Apartment unique
No stairs in swanky spare luxe aesthetic apartment in terrific neighborhood with character, history, and amenities of all sorts including a park many prefer to Central Park (same designers).. Easy subway ride to Manhattan. ,
No pets - sorry owner allergicsorry owner allergic
Max guests: 3
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Always a pleasure to stay at Barbara s apt. Will be back soon!!
Great property, great host, great location
We travelled from the UK for a week long break in NY. The property is as described & as nice as the pictures suggest, the bathroom is lovely with a large and spotlessly clean shower. We loved the location which allowed us to explore both Manhattan & Brooklyn. The Park Slope area is lovely, with numerous friendly places to eat, lots of families and it always felt safe , even when travelling back from Manhattan after a Broadway show on the Subway. Barbara is an excellent host, check in/check out process was first class & she was always prompt in answering any queries we had both before & during our stay.
Home away from Home
Check-in was easy and the space was clean, organized and well stocked. We loved everything about our stay in this lovely apartment.
A wonderful home away from home!
This is a comfortable and artful apt in a convenient Brooklyn location.
Brooklyn is the new center of New York City! The new mayor lives four blocks away. Come and check it out.