Color creativity cats and a captivating makeover – the by BFDO Architects is a delight to walk into. An old Brooklyn row house that was altered and given a modern facelift to meet the specific needs of a couple who love books modern art cats and a relaxing lifestyle with a touch of Brooklyn’s inimitable flair.
It is a large wooden volume that holds the expansive and double-height public areas of the house and a white stucco structure behind it that contains the private spaces. Wood plays a major role in shaping the contemporary aesthetics of the house on the outside and inside.
Keeping the backdrop neutral and elegant the revitalized home features elegant bookshelves on the first floor that cleverly incorporate existing support columns. But the chic transformation goes much beyond these striking bookshelves!
The new cheerful interior of this aged house reflects the specific aesthetic and lifestyle choices of its owners – Brooklyn-based writer Gayle Forman and her musician-librarian husband.
Any modern lakeside home aims to capture the spirit of the landscape outside and this desire to combine nature with contemporary comfort is evident in the as well. Designed for an urban couple of a reclusive lakeside lot in Missouri this modern residence in wood glass and stucco carefully balances unabated lake views with complete privacy.