$499K Crown Heights condo got a makeover from a major plant influencer
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$499K Crown Heights condo got a makeover from a major plant influencer

August 27, 2020

Photos by Katherine Marks

When 6sqft took a tour of model Summer Rayne Oakes‘ apartment in 2016, her home was filled with more than 500 plants. Today, that collection has grown to 1,100 and Summer has written a book on how to “cultivate green space in your home and heart.” Most recently, she took this idea and applied her style to a studio apartment at the new Crown Heights condo 111 Montgomery Sreet (h/t NY Post). Listed for $499,000, the apartment is a cool mix of contemporary finishes, boho decor, and, of course, plants galore.

The 447-square foot studio has white oak floors, honed quartz countertops, Bosch appliances, and a washer/dryer closet.

In an Instagram post about the listing, Summer said:

Last year I was given the challenge to turn this blank space into a modern-day, bohemian chic apartment and to bring some life into the space with some plants. I had a strict $5K budget to outfit the entire pad, so I was really scrappy—getting items during holiday sales, shopping the discontinued sections of online shops, and even finding some affordable vintage finds. ⁣

In a blog post about the makeover, she explained that the challenge was incorporating plants when the apartment didn’t get a ton of natural light. “I ended up choosing plants that typically work well in lower light situations, including snake plants, Aglaonema, and even some moss,” she wrote. She also incorporated subtle pops of color throughout to further brighten the space.

When it came to the rest of the decor, Summer shopped at Anthropologie, Etsy, CB2, Pendleton, and local shops. Because of all the textures and patterns on the Murphy bed, it doesn’t even need to be put up.

111 Montgomery Street is less than a block away from Prospect Park and a quick walk to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Grand Army Plaza. Amenities include a community garden, BBQ terrace, co-working lounge, fitness center with Peloton bikes, children’s playroom, and a landscaped roof terrace overlooking the Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline views.

[Listing details: 111 Montgomery Street, 2Q at CityRealty]

[At Compass by The Barak/Blackburn Team]


Photos by Katherine Marks

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