Greenpoint-based architecture firm Space Exploration polishes a row house with a slew of parlor-floor improvements.
Keren and Thomas Richter of Brooklyn's White Arrow design studio rework their home in a landmark building with stately details, elegant doors, a lavish kitchen and luxurious closets.
An open-plan loft may work just fine for a single person, or even a couple, but not so well once kids come along.
The classic 1,400-square-foot apartment at the top of a 1920s building on leafy Pierrepont Street had never been renovated in its long life. The thick plaster walls had panel molding typical of its day, and the floors were herringbone parquet. It had four exposures and, consequently, plenty of light. Sounds good on paper? Perhaps, but those walls defined rooms too small for today's tastes and for the needs of the new homeowners' growing family, leading to a total gut renovation of the space.
A dramatic bookcase, glass-walled mezzanine and custom staircase turn a standard-issue 1980s loft conversion into a bespoke family home.