Spencer & Jordana's Brooklyn Bridge Home & Garden

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Name: Spencer & Jordana
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
Size: 1500 square feet plus 700 square foot terrace
Years lived in: 1

What do you do when you put down roots surrounded by 85 acres of New York City’s newest playgrounds, ball fields, water parks, and climbing features all on the Brooklyn Waterfront? The answer is undoubtedly, make time to use it! Spencer and Jordana can’t wait!

The couple was one of the first residents of One Brooklyn Bridge Park the massive and amenity rich building that is wrapped by newly opened pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Included in their upgrade from Brooklyn Heights brownstone living was the 700 square foot roof terrace which acts more like a park extension than a backyard. Just like the new park, their view toward Manhattan is charged with the towers of the financial district and the east river bridges.

As their first new home together these spaces prove that they are made for each other. Love and playfulness is thrown together with a quirky style of the precious mixed with low brow humor. It is an organically evolving work showcasing loving expressions of their relationship. They have crafted a nest so comfortable and relaxed that upon visiting you may never want to leave!

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Comfortable, Casual, Modern, Playful, and Anthropomorphic.

Inspiration: Our travels together help us decide our décor. We love holding onto the good memories and displaying our favorite trips. We also entertain our friends a lot. Its important for us to have an easy and comfortable space. Our only limitation is the amount of counter space for the massive amounts of food our friends expect when they visit.

Favorite Element: Our outdoor space.

Biggest Challenge: Our biggest challenge is on its way! We will be renovating our office in order to make room for a new family member due to arrive in the fall!

What Friends Say: "I never want to leave." :) just a few.

Biggest Embarrassment: Our packed shelves. If anyone in cyberspace wants our kitsh, please let us know!

Proudest DIY: Birthday present for Jordana; a lawn and garden on the terrace. While she was away with her family, friends helped me install the garden as a surprise.

Biggest Indulgence: Weber Grill

Best Advice: Never say enough is enough!

Dream Sources: I’ll have it when John Deere makes a Home Collection

Resources of Note:
Appliances: Kitchen Bosch, Weber Grill,
Kitchen: Dada cabinetry, Bamboo Box Knife Holder from Viva Terra,
Furniture: Custom Dining Table, Sofa B&B Italia, Bedroom set Room and Board. Outdoor furniture by Frank Gehry.
Accessories: many accessories from IKEA, Michael Anchin Glassware, Areaware, Human shaped planter from Eternit, Gifts from friends, Pac-Man from ebay
Flooring: floating hardwood flooring
Artwork: Telluride Film Festival Posters, Original Art,

Thanks, Spencer & Jordana!

Images: Gregory Sparks

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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