The Insider: Working with Woodwork in Park Slope

WOW, 59 comments and counting on today’s Brownstoner post… granted, many of them are the same people back-and-forthing about how much the job cost (I’m hoping the architect will weigh in on that and put the matter to rest).

The project, by Neuhaus Design Architecture, interested me because it made use of virtually every bit of the existing Victorian woodwork on the parlor floor of this Park Slope brownstone, while still accommodating a functional modern kitchen.

And I love the tub, which was original to the house but which was moved into its own alcove to create a luxurious ‘bathing room.’

To take a look for yourself (and read those impassioned comments, which are a lot of fun for me in contrast to the quietude here at casaCARA), go right here.

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I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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3 Responses to The Insider: Working with Woodwork in Park Slope

  1. Loftmen says:

    It really is refreshing to see the original woodwork maintained alongside an update!

  2. I swear the Brownstoner community has been invaded by trolls. I really liked seeing how the architect(s) made use of those nooks. If you didn’t know Brownstone interior history, you’d never know that most of the updates weren’t original.

  3. Loftmen says:

    No, I am quite aware that the updates are not original… only the original woodwork qualifies as original… To quote the article on Brownstoner,

    ““Our goal was to keep every bit of detail we could,” says one of the homeowners. “Kimberly managed to incorporate and maintain almost all the original woodwork.”

    I was referring to the fact that they did not tear out existing details just because they weren’t going to copy them into their new cabinetry and millwork.

    Many people seem to think that when renovating a Brownstone they need to either go completely Victorian or get rid of everything. I like that neither route was take in this renovation.

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