We kept the footprint of this house in Brooklyn’s Manhattan Beach neighborhood but otherwise reimagined it from the ground up. Our clients loved French design, but a step closer to home felt better to us, and in the end we settled on drawing our inspiration from the French Quarter (of New Orleans) instead. Beautiful recurring arches, thick walls and moldings, a calming color palette, and the best possible use of the relatively narrow space made a cozy welcoming home for our clients, a family of four. The widest room, at the end of the house overlooking the pool, is the one everyone seems to gravitate to anyway; the kitchen. In this case it includes a cushy generous sectional sofa so everyone can gather while dinner is being prepared.
I regularly dream about having a kitchen big enough for lounging on a sofa. I’d actually settle for my husband and I being able to cook meals together but you have to dream big right? The millwork in this house is incredible and I suggest taking a close look at it as you scroll through. By Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. Photos: Aaron Leitz