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A Brooklyn row house

I seem to be finding lots of incredible renovations in New York lately. This Cobble Hill (Brooklyn) row house is a total dream, having undergone a serious makeover by architect Lorraine Bonaventura. Never mind how glorious this entire structure is, LOOK AT THOSE ORIGINAL WOOD FLOORS!!! YES!!! This row house for a busy family in Cobble Hill underwent a complete transformation over two years. Every system and surface was replaced, the structure stabilized and reinforced. The house was altered from a four family to a two family residence, a triplex with two terraces and a two bedroom apartment below. The clients are both designers and participated in design decisions throughout the process. Wherever possible, we used original materials: flooring, stair balusters and newel posts, supplementing them with vintage fixtures and antique mantels. These vintage materials contrast with an open, clean and modern space. (Photos: Houzz)

Reader Comments (5)

Do lazy families ever renovate their homes? Why is it always the busy families?

30 Jun 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonald

I love this post! Someone is actually living here, I just wish it was me!
Thank you for all your work, I love the blog, as sometimes I get appauled, sometimes blown away, but never bored!

1 Jul 2015 | Unregistered Commenter├ůsa. Gbg

Hi Kim,

Just stumbled onto this today.

Thanks for the compliments and the post!


Lorraine Bonaventura Architect

Everything is on its place. Lot of hard work and initiative needed for this kind of work in house.

9 Jul 2015 | Unregistered CommenterD Creative

Awesome! I love the flooring and stair balusters. Interior designing of this house is simply very nice. Looking forward to read more posts. Keep sharing!

29 Aug 2015 | Unregistered Commenteremmaemily

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