Kids, Friends Help Brownstone Mix Old and New

A lavish Wall Street Journal story dove deeply into the renovation of the Cobble Hill house at 223 Warren Street that was a Brownstoner House of the Day last month. New photographs and the accompanying article showcase the home’s unique blend of old and new. Believed to be built around 1880, the Italianate-style house sits on a double lot with a two-car garage. The present owners and architects Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz of Resolution: 4 Architecture converted it from a multi-family with tenants back into a single-family house. The owners are a real estate developer and an antiques dealer. They updated all the mechanicals and added new radiators and central air. The wrap-around multi-paned windows in the kitchen were created by friend and artist David Nyzio. There’s a really cool children’s playhouse in the backyard, shaped like a silo with a cone top, which was designed by the children. One photo shows a corner of the living room, where the khaki-olive walls act as a neutral foil to furniture in bold primary colors. In the next room over, the dining room, walls are bright orange and furnishings are modern. How do you like the use of color, and the mix of modern furniture in a brownstone with well-preserved original details such as moldings, fireplaces and layout? The kitchens and baths are strictly modern, but softened by the use of wood. Is this a look you have tried or might try in your own home? Incidentally, the $6 million house is already in contract. Click through to the Journal story for many more photos of the interiors.
A Divided Brooklyn House Made Whole [WSJ]
House of the Day: 223 Warren Street [Brownstoner]
223 Warren Street [TOWN Residential] GMAP P*Shark

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