Luxury hotels have sprung up near the Williamsburg waterfront, capitalising on the Manhattan skyline views, but if you fancy entering the Instagrammable world of a cool Brooklynite, book a room at Urban Cowboy Brooklyn. The revamped 19th-century house stands out in its modest residential street. True to the borough’s DIY aesthetic, owner Lyon Porter is behind its eclectic design, as well as that of the Treehouse, a satellite two-bedroom house that can be booked by groups. Striking yet homey, the B&B’s open-plan communal area combines exposed beams and brick with mid-century modern furniture, Native American dreamcatchers and oriental rugs. Glazed garage doors open to the backyard, with its sauna, jacuzzi and impromptu summer barbecues. Pour yourself a glass from the crowded drinks table (contribute a bottle if you can) and kick back on an oversized sofa while listening to records from the vast collection. Breakfast is a casual affair – you can whip up your own scrambled eggs or grab a fresh pastry if you can’t be bothered. Three of the rustic-chic rooms share a bathroom. If you want private facilities, book the king-bedded master suite, which has a porthole overlooking the garden in the spacious, subway-tiled shower.
Urban Cowboy BrooklynGet a taste of affluent, creative Brooklyn living in this boho-luxe B&B
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