Glad to know your and your friends found my home comfortable and clean. Sorry to hear the house was scary to you! My home is indeed a spacious, old brownstone, complete with a some creaky floorboards and high ceilings on the parlor floor. The overhead lighting is indeed purposefully dim, but all the common areas also have lamps for additional lighting.
As far as the art goes, well...all I can say is that one's response to any piece of art is highly subjective :-) Most of the artwork in my home can be seen in the photos on my listing and includes folk art from Mexico, African and Asian sculptures gifted to us by family members, portraits of my kids, prints of marine life, and a few collages.
As I mention clearly on my listing, our neighborhood is one that has changed rapidly over the past 10 years and contains a socioeconomically, as well as culturally, diverse population. In general, I wouldn't walk around any big city alone by myself at night until I became very familiar with the neighborhood. Please see the review (below, in French) from other Air BnB guests, who mentioned having nice interactions with my neighbors.
Please note: on the amenities section of my listing, I do not include a microwave, cable, or air conditioning.