Brown is the New Pink, For Landmarked Rosy Building

The new owners of Park Slope's bright pink brownstone won the right to change the building's color back to brown.

The new owners of the famous pink brownstone on Garfield Place won permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to change the building’s color back to brown, according to the Brooklyn Paper.

“There are a lot of mixed emotions about the decision to paint the townhouse brown,” LPC spokeswoman Lisi De Bourbon told the Paper. “We [considered] whether those changes will be consistent with the color of the buildings around it, and whether the changes will be consistent with the history and the architecture of the building that’s being repainted.”

The building was painted bright pink by former owner Bernie Henry in 1971, before the surrounding area was marked as a historic district. The house had remained on the market for the past three years, most likely due to it’s color.

The new buyers, who have so far declined to speak out about the building, purchased the home for $2.075 million.


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