Renovating and decorating an old abode for avant-garde activity is consistently a acclimation act. Become too bedeviled with tradition, and you’re active in aeon rooms; go for the High Modernist look, and you ability as able-bodied accept bought a address in a bottle tower.
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But the interiors of this 1901 limestone abode in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood—designed by the Portland, Oregon, flat Jessica Helgerson Interior Design—get it right.
The house’s owners, a brace with three children, “appreciate abreast art and design,” says Chelsie Lee, the chief artisan on the project, “and capital the spaces to feel modern, while apropos the celebrated architecture.” So, the designers abounding the abode with appliance that is abreast after actuality hard-edged, and added artwork that complements what the audience already owned.
Most of the house’s aboriginal elements remained, and were in acceptable condition, including butternut copse paneling, copse floors, accessory plasterwork, doors, and windows.
The kitchen and bathrooms were original, but were abundantly adapted by the designers. (Brooklyn-based CWB Architects, the project’s architects, advised a terrace at the aback of the house, as able-bodied as one off the second-floor adept bedroom.)
Here and there, the aboriginal architectonics was adapted to acclimate spaces to avant-garde ancestors life. The clients, Lee notes, “wanted the abode to be attainable and kid-friendly.” The aboriginal attic of the abode includes the active room, parlor, dining allowance and kitchen; the library, appointment and adept bedchamber absorb the additional floor, while the children’s apartment