Reclaimed Home was born somewhere back in 2007. DIY Diva, Phyllis Bobb started the blog and online salvage/upcycled crafts shop because she couldn’t afford to purchase another house to fix up for herself.
By 2012, Reclaimed Home has finally evolved into what it’s meant to be. The blog will keep going, for sure, but the crafts and salvage business will slowly be phased out as we’re about to purchase our first investment property to rehabilitate. Can I get a “WOOT!” over here?
So, a little background….
Third generation Brooklynite Phyllis Bobb grew up in apartment buildings where repairing something meant calling the super. She purchased her first home in Park Slope for $198k in 1994 with her handy husband and has become fairly skilled herself.
It was somewhere between the third and forth home restoration that Phyllis discovered the joys of architectural salvage. She was so inspired by preserving old house details that she gave up her day job as a photographer and devoted her career to reclaiming antique items.
Phyllis is a licensed real estate agent with an eye for interior design and furniture reincarnation. When she is not restoring, staging and selling her own homes, she keeps busy by blogging about real estate, houses, DIY and building material.
The Reclaimed Home blog is meant to teach folks the joys of DIY, whether it be real estate, sustainable living or renovations. We cover the Tri-State area, but our main focus is NYC and Upstate since that’s what we know.
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