My Brownstone

This page will include all of the posts that I write about my Queen Anne Victorian Brownstone home.  I love my house and I am honored to be its present steward.  Within each blog post you will also see photographs of my home.  Some of the photos were taken by me and others were taken by a professional photographer.

My Queen Anne Victorian is circa 1871.  The house is made of brownstone and brick.   It was originally owned by a well to do stone mason from Massachusetts who became a very prominent citizen in Troy.  During the time of the industrial revolution, Troy became the fifth wealthiest city in America.

When I purchased this house in 2004, it was in very bad shape.  It had been vacant for twelve years.  All of the windows were broken and boarded up.  At some point it was cut up into four apartments.  It had been broken into several times during the twelve years of vacancy.  Every room was strewn with trash.  She was crying out for someone to come along and save her.  I was happy to do it.  My queenly home is now a single family house once again and she is smiling after years of neglect.  There are a total of 15 rooms and just over 4000 square feet of space.  

Restoring this house has been a complete labor or love for me, but never again would I take on a project this big. least not without a husband to help me...LOL        

Click on the links below to see all of my house blog posts.  The links are in date order, so the latest blog post will always be on top.


House Plants 
My Window Bay Sitting Room 
My Arts & Crafts Room 
Spare Bedroom 
My Library Room 
Living Room #2 
Living Room #1
Front Staircase
My Bedroom
My Shabby Chic Kitchen
My Shabby Chic Dining Room 
Second Parlor Room 
First Parlor Room 
My Bathrooms 
A Peek into My Brownstone 
Pink and White Roses 
Loving Troy's Architectural Heritage 
Collar City Brownstone Makes A Splash



Hamlette said...

This is amazing! Ever since I discovered the Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout, I've wanted to visit a real brownstone some day. And you have the privilege of living in one! Amazing.

Collar City Brownstone said...

I am very fortunate indeed. My home is such a joy to me.