Harris's Live & Work Space

House Call

Name: Harris
Location: DUMBO, Brooklyn NYC

I work from home and was planning on proposing to my then girlfriend (now wife). I wanted to find a way to open up the space and still provide separation for our work and home lives. It was a brand new building and the apartment had nice appliances and and basic furnishings, but lacked a lot of personality.I also HATE wires, so the audio/visual system had to be integrated without being pronounced. It also had to allow one-click access to emails, web, music, video in every room, but be as close to invisible as possible. We had several items custom built by local Brooklyn craftsmen — including built-ins for the living room, a wood wall/sliding door and a real 375 pound fire door that slides on an external track — allowing us to open up or close off the work space. Doing all of this allowed us to create a modern yet very comfortable decor using a lot of textures, woods and metals with character. We took a new clean space and turned it into something warm, interesting and seductive to the eye — a perfect compliment to the floor to ceiling windows that provide 270-degree views North and East and South.

Thanks, Harris!

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