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)
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
You would think ocean views in an apartment in Biarritz would be the shining moment but this entire apartment is designed with the most exquisite attention to detail with lots of curves and colours and patterns inspired by the ocean and the views from the windows. An absolute gem inside and out. Designed by Claude Cartier. Photos by Francis Amiand.
Simple yet elegant and classic. Such a beautiful apartment designed by Moore House Design. Light, airy, and sophisticated, this apartment renovation has a certain European je ne sais quoi. Part of a regal 1900’s Newport home that was converted into apartments in the late 20th century, this project was a full-scale design and renovation. Playing up its Victorian roots, our team worked to restore the home’s original character and added touches of eclectic Parisian charm. Custom features include full applied paneling throughout, floor to ceiling custom built ins, custom light fixtures, a custom mirror, built-in desk nooks, a kitchen update, a full bathroom renovation, and a built-in banquette dining and lounging nook. The end result is a space so effortlessly chic you’ll feel like you’re in the 4th Arrondissement instead of downtown Newport. Photos: Erin McGinn