Carroll Gardens Brooklyn -- Parlor Floor Renovation

It was a lucky score: an 1890s brownstone in Carroll Gardens with an exceptionally long (70 feet) parlor floor and a load of well-preserved detail. The new homeowners came to Brooklyn-based architect Kim Hoyt for help creating an owners’ duplex out of two separate flats, as well as a new kitchen at the rear of the parlor floor. (more…)

Brooklyn Interior Design Art Clinton Hill

The Clinton Hill apartment of designers Kasia Wisniewski and Nick Foley is filled with the creative oddities and DIY projects one would expect from a pair of aesthetically minded makers.

The collection includes everything from antique glitter and a paper kaleidoscope from Foley’s mother (a vintage wholesaler), to a chunk of crystalized honey from a manufacturing trip to China, handmade paper flowers from their June wedding, and a slab of white marble pulled from a dumpster in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (more…)

Genius Office Gowanus Dichroic Glass Leeser Architecture Brooklyn

This summer, after raising $40,000,000 in venture funding, ultra-cool annotation site Genius (formerly Rap Genius) ditched their Williamsburg offices for a 40,000 square foot space at 68 3rd Street near the Gowanus Canal.

Leeser Architecture transformed the floor from a dusty industrial room into a radiant light-refracting wonder. (more…)

Red Hook Brooklyn -- Row House Gut Renovation

This month marks Brownstoner’s Steel Anniversary. We’re taking some time to look back at our past, even as we design a new future.

A sunken living room with a fireplace. A bathtub with a view. A secret garden. Balconies and roof decks. Even a 40-foot-tall fluorescent light installation running from basement to roof.

In designing his home in Red Hook, a circa-1900 brick row house on a cobbled street one block from the water, and carrying out a near-total renovation of what was little more than a shell, Thomas Warnke put in pretty much everything he ever wanted. (more…)