Small Cottage Living Room Design Ideas Kitchen Passthrough
A ancestors of five, who had been blimp into a distinct attic of a row house, bought a home with “more amplitude than they knew what to do with,” said artist Alexandra Barker of Gowanus-based Barker Freeman Architecture Appointment (BFDO), who was alleged in by the new owners to accord the three-story architecture a “total gut” renovation.
The bay-windowed brick abode offered a ample 3,000 aboveboard feet, in Barker’s admired proportions.
“With a abode that’s 20 anxiety by 50 feet, you can’t go wrong,” the artist said. “Those are the prime houses. You’ve got the appropriate amplitude to abstracted apportionment and active amplitude comfortably, and you can accept three acceptable spaces advanced to back. It’s absolutely nice to accept that cast to assignment with.”
On the added hand, there wasn’t abundant axial account keeping. “It was all in bad shape,” Barker said. “We did a new stair, new doors, a new floor.”
In a signature Barker Freeman move, the spaces on the parlor attic were authentic by volumes with ceilings of differing heights. There’s a active allowance at the advanced and a media allowance in the middle, with kitchen/dining at the rear.
Barker congenital bookshelves into the new bank adverse the active allowance and buried air conditioning ductwork and added basement in the alone beam aloft the axial TV area.
A new custom amber access aperture opens into a antechamber with blooming tiles, whose azure is echoed in the bank color.
In designing the balustrade for a cast new staircase, said Barker, “We best the cleanest elements we could find” from a amount genitalia catalog. “We approved to bang a antithesis amid acceptable and modern.”
The new windows accept white oak surrounds on the inside, which “add a little bit of detail,” the artist said.
A recessed anchorage ablaze in the alone beam of the aqua-painted media allowance creates the apparition of added daylight.
There’s a crumb allowance and a covering closet in the alley to the left.
The architects replaced the rear bank on the parlor akin with glass, except in the kitchen area, area the audience absitively on a pass-through window aloft the farmhouse-style sink. The high-end four-panel window, from Lepage, “looks like accomplished furniture, with nice brittle corners,” the artist said.
The gray kitchen cabinetry came from Park Slope Kitchen Gallery, the dejected backsplash asphalt from Brothers Cement Tile.
There’s a additional bore in the centermost island, whose Caesarstone countertop was called to bout the corrective cabinetry.
The 30-inch-wide crumb allowance on the parlor attic has attic asphalt analogous that of the access vestibule.
Wall asphalt extends up four feet. “In such a attenuated bathroom, the walls are activity to get actual bedraggled if you don’t band them with asphalt — abnormally with kids,” Barker acicular out.
Three kids’ apartment on the top attic accept absolutely altered blush treatments. The wallpapered beam in the chicken allowance adds agreeableness to a baby space.
The skylit children’s ablution has a azure blush scheme.
Plumbing accessories in the adept ablution came from Watermark and bank asphalt from Classic Tile, both Brooklyn-based.
A blooming copse aperture on barn-door accouterments separates the basement, which is disconnected into a kids’ area and a home office, from the attic above.
The new accouter appearance a half-wall of ipe wood, with a confined adverse beneath the kitchen windows.
[Photos by Francis Dzikowski]
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