A historic Brooklyn Heights Townhouse has been obtained a dashing renovation by the talented Manhattan-based mostly company SPG Architects. With 5 stories and about 5,220 square feet, transforming the 1836-developed framework into an urban modern dream property was no tiny job.
Keeping to its neighborhood aesthetic, a red brick facade meets the tree-lined street. Once inside, the newly expanded spaces are cheery and light-filled as a result of getting rid of walls, including windows and interjecting a vibrant, colorful spirit all through.
Ornate mouldings, unique dual fireplaces and dark wood floors nod to the landmark creating. My heart skipped a beat, even though, when I saw the steep staircase with white balustrades, mahogany railing and a plush runner of rainbowed ribbons, producing a bit of a whimsical illusion.
Tonal purples are eye-catching, saturating the interiors from living areas to the master suite. The present day furnishings and modern ar2rk perform dramatic contrast to the traditional bones of the property, creating for a sophisticated, however not-too-serious setting.
In the residing room, an whole wall of custom-made black shelving is filled with books on books, and functions a moveable ladder. Pale leather modular sofas and an oversize patterned pouf rest on a mint green accent rug, with a large white saucer bubble pendant presiding in excess of this lounging arrangement. Inside the same vast space, plum velvet sofas sit on a magenta-based rug, which also pops with green, blue and orange. Black-framed floor-to-ceiling windows are exquisite, attributing an elegant character to the area.
The shared kitchen-dining space is utterly engaging, with a massive rounded-triangular table and chairs in mid-century design. A chandelier with a melodious mix of translucent glass bulb pendants in varying colors gets a dazzling focal stage. Really the enjoyable surprise, a sky-blue tufted leather banquette with modest white tray tables lines the wall of this social/culinary area.
The practical area functions sleek light grey and white cabinetry with opaque glass doors. Specialty lighting is integrated from inside the storage, permitting the space to glow from within. The backyard garden was an additional element of this redesign, and gets an extended living spot effortlessly accessed via the paned doors inside of the kitchen’s windowed wall.
For people passionate about purple, the spacious master suite is bathed in luscious lavender getting to be a correct dreamscape. The walk-in wardrobe is even sweeter, with lilac carpeting, a center island, deep pink drapery and zig-zag patterned ottomans resting beneath a glamorous, built-in mirrored vanity.
The Brooklyn Heights Townhouse is a present day dream residence, a historical renovation the place the outcome is so sensational, one particular may possibly perhaps forget he or she is in a city dwelling.
Posted by Suzanne at 11 October, 2013
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