A gut renovation and exterior restoration of a landmark Brooklyn brownstone in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood. Abandoned to decay for twenty years, the building boasted generous ceiling heights and a faded but undeniable grandeur that is uncommon for a brownstone of its size. The design of the house balances stabilizing the building and recapturing its original details with efforts to create a new home in an adventurous, innovative manner, producing an appealing aesthetic tension between the historic elements and the sleeker additions. Color is an important component of the design, and it is treated in a three-dimensional, spatial manner. Across the redesign, a rigorously uniform yet distinct palette washes over each room, retaining the boldness and vibrancy of the original hues, while rendering the spaces more modern, cohesive, and calm. The large rear garden was also reworked, in collaboration with Brook Landscape. Love this whimsical renovation!!! Designed by MKCA. (Photos: Alan Tansey)
(it was looking a little rough before the renos began)
I have always had a love for dark and dramatic interiors and find that the bright/warm/neutral trend seems to overwhelmingly be the norm these days. So hats off to Brianne Bishop Design for this modern, moody, grey, dramatic design for a new build in Bucktown, Chicago. Edgy and fabulous.
So what is modern luxury? The luxury of natural materials, of space, of abundant light flowing into your home, of beautiful things and art definitely art. Modern luxury is having the ability to live how you want, where you want. Modern luxury is this Bellevue Hill Residence by Sarah Davison Interiors.
If light and bright and warm and modern is up your alley then this feature is definitively for you! A savvy professional young woman bought her architecturally noteworthy home in Austin, Texas and reached out to Veneer Designs in Los Angeles to make her design intent come to life. Working remotely to oversee a light kitchen renovation and coordinating furniture, ligtiing, and decor orders, this project proves anything is possible in the digital era. With an owner who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get intricately involved, the warm earthy minimalist style she was looking to achieve fell into place effortlessly. Photos: Charlotte Lea
“The brief — Enhance the connection between old and new — and internal and external — by introducing an addition to this Federation home within strict heritage conservation guidelines in Sydney’s quiet Inner West. Original rooms would remain intact, with the crafting of new living spaces in the rear, as well as a pool that would still allow for a garden large enough for kids to play.”
The coming together of old and new, family space and private space, indoors and out. A modern extension that sits happily with the existing Edwardian era house and the streetscape. Heritage and history do indeed meet contemporary comfort. Bona Vista by Studio Prineas.