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.
Escaping the rush monotony and dullness of urban life is easier said than done. Taking a trip every once in a while is simply not possible for all of us and finding alternatives is all about bringing greenery to your home. Giving you ample inspiration when it comes to creating your own personal urban oasis draped in greenery the leaves you completely spellbound.
Memories and nostalgia often play a key role in home design and often homeowners want to replicate a feature of their childhood home or create a residence that takes them closer to their rustic roots.
The basic structure of these townhouses was created using concrete and steel with glass being used extensively on the upper levels to bring in a flood of natural light. Moving away from this minimal and almost ‘steely’ visual appeal of the interior it is a wooden volume on the second level of townhouse that holds private spaces.
Maximizing both the living space and the green spaces and creating a flowing synergy between the two this exceptional and nifty easily stands out from the pack. We are also pretty sure that all those plants help in passive heating and cooling of the house while also shaping a healthy lving environment.
An open double-height living area sits at the heart of the home with a large dining area and kitchen next to it. A loft-style bedroom and reading nook sits above the kitchen and dining space and offers a wonderful whimsical escape while natural fiber rugs and linen curtains usher in a sense of softness and visual contrast.
A custom wooden kitchen island with gas range and dining space next to it becomes the ‘social zone’ of the interior while a wrought-iron hood above adds even more textural contrast. It is the top level that holds the kids’ sleeping area with a wall of bunk beds master bedroom bathrooms and a long reading desk that stretches along the length of the hallway.