A house renovation is difficult it doesn’t matter what, however Charlotte Hanna, a hashish entrepreneur based mostly in New York, figured it out like a professional. She could also be a resident Brooklynite, however she spends a great deal of time in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a quiet city within the coronary heart of the Berkshires. While loads of New Yorkers load up their SUVs and head for the agricultural mountain cities within the sprawling New England area for trip functions, Hanna goes to work. The spouse and mom of two can also be the founder and CEO of Rebelle, a model that Hanna describes as “cannabis with a purpose.”
That so-called goal is abundantly clear upon peeking into her retail boutique on Barrington’s Main Street. Within her store, which Hanna opened in 2019, she marries two components seemingly not meant to be collectively: a minimalist however heat aesthetic that beckons a luxurious retail expertise, and hashish merchandise. Creating stunning areas feels pure to her—particularly in the case of her Prospect Park–adjoining brownstone in Brooklyn, New York.
The planning began nicely earlier than Hanna even moved into her historic property. She needed to seek out the proper home to unleash her creativity. “I have been looking at this neighborhood for years because the history is so rich and pretty fascinating. Every house is single-family with a driveway and a garage, and no two of them are alike,” she explains. “This neighborhood was actually the first homeowners association in the country, which sounds crazy for Brooklyn,” Hanna says.
After years of searching round, she and her household lastly landed on a four-bedroom residence unfold throughout 4,000 sq. toes that wanted plenty of tender love and care. “I had a fixed budget, so I knew that a lot of the work would have to be DIY,” Hanna notes. Like any home constructed on the flip of the century—in 1899, to be particular—there have been fairly a couple of authentic particulars, together with the flooring, that Hanna needed to salvage and restore. But simply as many components that wanted to go. Luckily, she knew what she was doing.