This B&B is a tribute to Victorian femininity.. The Scene Former antiques dealer Liana Paolella bought this five-story townhouse more than 15 years ago. Built in 1895, the mansion reminded the Brooklyn native of the grand Victorian-style residences she encountered during a childhood spent in Europe. The bed-and-breakfast is across the street from Prospect Park and a 10-minute walk to the shops of Park Slope. It's a setting that appeals to the inn's many repeat guests.
The Details This property is feminine down to the last velvet chair, mirrored armoire, chintz curtain and needlepoint pillow. Every light-flooded room offers a unique touch, such as a working fireplace or a claw-foot tub. The topper: a private rooftop garden with a panoramic view of Manhattan. The front parlor is replete with old paintings and rococo touches and could double as a Viennese sitting room.