Malene’s Tropical Modern Queen Anne Townhome

Malene’s Tropical Modern Queen Anne Townhome

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Nasozi Kakembo
Aug 11, 2014
(Image credit: Nasozi Kakembo)

Name: Malene Barnett
Location: Bedford-Stuyesant; Brooklyn, New York
Size: 3,000 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years lived in; 6 years owned

One barely has to enter the home of luxury carpet designer Malene Barnett to appreciate her eclectic and refined design sensibility. Years before meeting Malene at a book launch in Soho, her home caught my eye. As a neighbor and frequent passerby, several design elements jumped out at me within the few seconds it took to ride my bike or walk past her home. There is the white-washed brick façade, unique to her historical Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone block. Stately turquoise front doors, the only ones like it within a liberal radius, continue to distinguish hers from the rest.