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A true Brooklyn revival

We wanted to honor the historic bones of this 1845 Greek Revival townhouse while bringing in the liveliness and color of the Brooklyn art scene happening outside of its doors now. We lovingly restored original details like the crown molding and arched doorways, but one main focus was to modernize. We opened up the first floor to its full 25-foot-width, and added intrigue via a sculptural banister, mirrors, and custom furniture pieces created by sculptor Fitzhugh Karol and Philadelphia studio BDDW. The six-bedroom home has three exposures of light and views of one of Brooklyn’s most beautiful streets, which we maximized with a full wall of windows in the kitchen, plus a roof deck equipped with a full kitchen. Warmth and brightness come indoors with sustainable, reclaimed Douglas Fir timbers and white oak floors. Dual marble-topped vanities surround a free-standing soaking tub in the master bath.

*Photography by Matthew Williams