NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Not far off the Bergen Street subway stop in Brooklyn, you’ll discover a hidden gem — a home unlike any other that’s meant to bring the neighborhood together.

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The brownstone at 108 Wyckoff Street in Boerum Hill isn’t your typical brownstone — it’s also a work of art, CBS2’s Alex Denis reported.

Owner and artist Susan Gardner began working on the intricate and dazzling displays along the front wall of her home as therapy following the 9/11 attacks. It has since become a symbol of hope and beauty through the community.

Neighbors say it started with a few flowers made from glass tiles, and from there it blossomed into a mosaic masterpiece, complete with buttons, sea shells, figurines, and even CDs.

“It’s spectacular,” neighbor Susan Kaplan said. “The way the sun shines off of it, or the way the sun is going down — it’s a different piece of art every hour of the of day.”

For Kaplan, the best part of the mosaic is the design of a happy, dancing couple.

“I think that’s what she’s trying to represent — that joyfulness,” Kaplan said. “I love that. And, I admire it.”

Gardner encourages everyone to start gluing things to their home.

After 15 years, she’s not slowing down — she’s currently working on a Mother Earth figure to add to her front stoop.



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