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p1030580Jamie Nesbitt-Weber, an interior designer, and her husband Herb Weber, an architect, renovated and decorated their Clinton Street home in the ‘high tech’ era of the late 1980s.

It has held up well. Good design and quality construction always do.

Classic modern furnishings and ultra-contemporary Italian lighting fixtures have proven their staying power. Ethnic accessories and rugs add textural interest, warmth, and color. It’s a lively, appealing mix.


Below: Icons like Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair and George Nelson’s bubble lamp never go out of style.

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p1030526The painting above the piano is by local artist Noel Yauch.

The cabinet below, with quilted aluminum doors, is from Dialogica, as is the curvy four-poster in the master bedroom. The dining table is a post-modern classic by Massimo and Leila Vignelli, with Bottega leather chairs from Design Within Reach.

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A wall of glass doors at the rear of the parlor floor, below, creates the illusion of infinite space.

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The vintage suzani, a hand-embroidered textile picked up on a recent trip to Istanbul, is graphic in the guest room, below.

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Clever design tricks throughout the house, like removing the front entry vestibule, lining the back wall of the parlor floor with glass doors, and creating a concave curve to add extra inches to a narrow upstairs hall, visually and practically expand the house so it feels much bigger than 19’x36′.

Fan by Ron Rezek's Modern Fan Co.

Fan by Ron Rezek's Modern Fan Co.

Ribbed glass transoms over doors let light into the upstairs hall

Ribbed glass transoms over doors let light into the upstairs hall

Bumping out the hall wall gained precious inches

Bumping out the hall wall gained precious inches

Avant garde light fixtures from Italy make a statement

Light fixtures make an avant garde statement

Most of the lighting is from Artemide

Parentesi accent light by Castiglioni

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Like the interior, the garden design is clear and confident. Dominated by a classical pergola and two sculpted boxwoods, its structure is apparent even in early spring.

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