What Do You Think Should Replace the Pink?

The standout Park Slope brownstone on Garfield Place is getting a makeover after being sold for $2.75 million, according to the Daily News

Pick a color. Any color...other than pink. 

The pink building on Garfield Place will soon become a horse of a different color after being sold for $2.75 million to an unidentified buyer, according to a report in the Daily News.

The new owner of the building at 233 Garfield Place checked with the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to make sure they would be able to paint over the pink, the realtor who helped make the deal told the paper.

The LPC needed to be consulted on the possibility of a paint job because the building between Seventh and Eighth avenues falls within the Park Slope Historic District.

“I don’t have an attachment to the pink,” a neighbor in the building next door, who asked be identified only as Joel, told Patch. “It calls a lot of attention itself.”

So…you tell us Park Slope. Is the pink building a fun piece of community color or a brownstone blight?

Jenny October 11, 2012 at 02:06 AM
maybe light grey. that pink is pretty bad.
Eric McClure October 11, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Chicken Underwear October 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I was just observing what it looks like in a neighborhood that architecturally is similar to Park Slope but is not so landmarked. http://whatyourdonotknowbecauseyouarenotme.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-live-in-landmarked-neighborhood.html
joe jonas October 11, 2012 at 01:25 PM
"Barney" PURPLE.We need some variation in this neighborhood.
Denise Walter October 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Do you know the history of the pink? I read about it in the Brooklyn Paper quite a few years ago. The former owner painted it pink in memory of his wife, who had died. Pink was her favorite color. So, although it certainly does not blend nicely in, and ordinarily I wouldn't love it, I remember that act of love with respect. I hope that whatever is done to the building....maybe putting it back to an original brownstone or limestone type of finish, that there is some reminder of pink leftover.
Jenny October 11, 2012 at 05:45 PM
ok, well i hadn't known the history. but i would still suggest something as i said, a bit more subdued. however, his having done that was a lovely thing to have done.
Patti October 11, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Brown to match their neighbors.
Kourtney October 11, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I think it should stay pink!
Ken October 11, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Use a quality paint remover to get rid of the pink paint, and then restore the brownstone...with keeping with the rest of the neighborhood.
Amy Sara Clark October 12, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Pink. In the memory of the former owner's wife. The house makes me smile whenever I see it. It reminds me of the one in Sophie's Choice.
J. Wong October 13, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I like the color pink. Every time I pass the building, it gives me a smile. I like the individualism statement by an owner who doesn't have to do what everyone else expects and do. Joy
Parksloper October 15, 2012 at 09:45 PM
"The house had always stood out from the time Henry bought it in 1961 and painted it a less glaring shade of pink. “They sent me the wrong paint,” he told the Daily News in 2009. “It was painted this color accidentally.” Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/park-slope-pink-house-sold-whopping-2-75-million-article-1.1179446#ixzz29PGyZtvx
Parksloper October 15, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Go back to the original color. Any other color is ridiculous. In this case, I can appreciate the Landmark status of blocks. This is not San Francisco thank god where people are painting their houses rainbow colors.
Denise lunsford October 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Well if Victoria secret can do it.....pink and brown can in the right tones go together. Paint the body of the house a subdued color, and leave the trim pink..in memory.


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