Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn is home to some of the most gorgeous and authentic townhouses you will ever come across and each one of them has a story to tell. With changing times needs and aesthetics homeowners are increasingly turning towards smart renovations to give these classic townhouses a modern sheen.
A series of balconies and terraces filled with indoor plants and the surrounding trees become a major part of the narrative and elevate the quality of lifestyle at these dashing urban residences. Color is brought in using décor wall art and accessories while minimal floating stairways and lovely glass walkways complete these exceptional homes.
Reuse of materials was an important part of the new house with paneled wood doors doorknobs and hardware from the old interior being reused fully. Pops of Benjamin Moore’s Melon Popsicle fuchsia pastel pinks and green enliven different rooms of the house while curated art work unique collectibles and a gorgeous living room diorama provide playful and exquisite finishing touches on a transformation that leaves you spellbound!
One of the two rear structures hosts the master bedroom suite with the other containing the kids’ bedroom. An undulating roofscape puts the final touches on a truly mesmerizing lakeside home.
Taking cues from local architecture and the buildings cherished past the was designed by Walker Warner Architects to create a bridge between two different eras. The exterior of the house and its overall silhouette mimic the form of a classic residence that is all too common in this part of California.
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.
Open living spaces connected with the series of terraces outside and the kitchen and dining are on the inside create inviting public areas while it is the first and the second floors that contain the bedrooms and the bathrooms. A gorgeous roof garden multiple pockets of green and smart terraces with large plants give the home its natural green cloak!