An architect/designer couple’s Brooklyn brownstone

Posted on Wed, 17 Apr 2019 by KiM

After that last post, I thought you might like to see the home of James Veal and Christine Stucker of Stewart-Schafer – another incredible renovation of theirs. Built in 1901, the 2,100 square foot brownstone was purchased by James and Christine in 2017, with the intent of gut renovating the entire home. The biggest challenge was the designers’ tight timeline, as they only had two months to complete the entire design, construction, and renovation process. Stewart-Schafer repainted the fireplace, refinished all of the flooring, created custom light fixtures and built custom millwork closets throughout the home. The stairs and railings were refinished by hand and all the spindles were repainted. To restore the home’s original details, the designers added molding to match the home’s original plaster molding. The entire master bathroom was completely gut renovated and ripped down to its studs. In the master bedroom, the plumbing was moved to reconfigure the layout, and Stewart-Schafer salvaged the original clawfoot tub and had it re-enameled. Stewart-Schafer creatively opened the space by adding a skylight above the vanity to make the space feel brighter. The entire bathroom was retiled and a custom vanity and mirror were made to add visual interest and a contemporary feel throughout the space.

Photos from the website of Stewart-Schafer and this Dwell article

Lari says:

Lovely! Been lusting for that Solo stove!

christopher sparacino says:

This blog is really interesting, I never knew someone could spend so much time on one house, i just look at it from the investment perspective

Lorraine says:

I like the dogs on the floor where they belong. 🙂

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