A new rear facade with enlarged doors and windows adds life and increases the living space of this traditional Brooklyn brownstone home. A new deck off the second story provides a spot for outdoor dining while offering cover for the patio below.
The Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg is home to this luxury apartment building, designed by architect Piet Boon and built in 2016. Near the East River, the apartments have spectacular views of New York City's urban landscape
The top of this custom table is constructed from reclaimed floor joints found on-site. The long, sturdy piece has industrial-inspired details that fit with the loft-like space, part of a fully restored townhouse in Brooklyn. A collage of black and white photographs creates a decorative statement that defines the dining space and forms a focal point for the room.
This charming boy's bedroom is designed in a spectrum of blues, with aqua trim that highlights the historic townhouse's period architecture. Large windows offer a backyard view, and art and accessories are decidedly masculine.
The bucket wall in the studio is located at the end of the flexible work floor. The colorful Legos are part of the "color" among the studio's white, chrome and gray color palette. Some wood was added for warmth.
In the dining area, designers brought in a white, contemporary dining table with black chairs on a brass frame to add contrast to the space and complement the black, modern light fixture. On the wall in this space, art from local artists adds a splash of color.
This boy's bedroom is masculine but sophisticated, with antique furnishings and carefully placed art. Steel blue trim highlights the original architectural details, and a blue-painted twin bed mixes function with flair. Walls are covered in a rustic Imperial Basecoat Plaster.
A lime-green bench provides additional storage and a place to put your shoes on before leaving the home. Black and white wallpaper surrounds the space with texture, adding visual interest and contrast against the clean white millwork.
An intricately molded tin ceiling was preserved and painted white in this eclectic Brooklyn living room. A marble and slate fireplace communicates simple and classic design, while the Persian rug adds a pop of color to the monochromatic living room.
The goal for this Brooklyn townhouse was to create an open floor plan with a loft-like feel, taking advantage of the large, traditional windows that offer a view of the New York Harbor. The designer salvaged some original flooring and used additional wood from a salvage yard in upstate New York.
The "captain's chair" in the corner of this traditional living room offers the best view in the house. This traditional Brooklyn townhouse overlooks New York Harbor and features carefully restored period details, like reclaimed antique heart pine flooring and cast iron radiators.
This home office and sewing room offers a mix of storage solutions and a flexible furniture arrangement that adapts it for many uses. A "secret door" connects the space to another small office. Reclaimed wood flooring and painted trim are among the period details at play in this historic restoration.