Home Tour: A Fashion Publicist's Sleek Modern Renovation

Julia Millay Walsh

“When my husband took me over to see our new home for the first time, he brought me over at night, so I only saw the expansive city lights—and not the dilapidated mess we’d have to make over,” says Alle Fister, founder and principal of fashion, lifestyle, and beauty PR firm Bollare. Luckily for Fister, her then-fiancé Don Popkes was a pro at home makeovers. As founder and principal of real estate brokerage and renovation firm One Tuscany, Popkes had been investing in real estate and flipping homes for more than 10 years. Because of this “we weren’t intimidated with the construction,” Fister says, and “building and designing a home for ourselves was so exciting!”


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