Mary-Ann Monforton and her husband, Morris Shuman, own a house in Stuyvesant Heights, which is considered the fanciest part of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
They put down 12-foot lengths of rift-cut oak flooring stained a color called English chestnut
They gutted the place of its many marble fireplaces and Victorian details
In back, the oversized doors and windows linking the living room and the deck were fabricated from aluminum and glass by a commercial door maker
The doors are a modified version of what you'd find on a modern storefront
The building has exposures were east and west, adding a lot of natural light
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