Steve & Erin's Family Town Home

Steve & Erin's Family Town Home

Jul 23, 2009

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Name: Steve, Erin, Ada and Willem
Location: Clinton Hill / Fort Greene, Brooklyn NYC

Erin and Steve found a run down town home and gutted it and refurbished it to their own needs and style. Erin describes their style as modern comfy and their choices in materials and furnishings reflect just that. With a narrow 15' feet wide living room, they chose to keep the furnishings simple with white unobtrusive bookshelves lending to the open feel of the room and the prized Wegner chair, (a birthday present from Steve) sets the stage for their modern style...

The kitchen features IKEA cabinets and a very simple kitchen "island" that can be rolled away for larger gatherings. They splurged on the appliances and quartz countertops.

On the next flight up, the playroom doubles as a guest bedroom and features the only fireplace left in the home. Erin originally wanted to tear it out but the contractor was horrified by this and asked if he could strip the 20 or so layers of paint off it first and then see what they thought. The results were amazing and so with just a coat of wax, the fireplace stayed.

The kid's room across the hall is still a work in progress (as the family only just recently moved in) but it is currently super user-friendly with mostly IKEA furniture. The orange cubits shelves are form DWR. The carpet they had cut for this room is Tretford — cut to any size, wool, wears well, does not require binding on the edges and comes in the most fab array of colors. On the top floor, the stairs open up to the master bedroom featuring a handmade mahogany bed and matching bench by William Feeney, and an antique Tansu chest that used to hold kimonos.

(Images: Sparrow King)

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