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THESE STUNNING BEECHWOOD KITCHEN CABINETS — designed by Workstead, the super-talented Brooklyn studio featured in my latest Brownstoner column — began with this question: how can we make cabinet handles without hardware? To read about the process and see more of the kitchen and the exceptional parlor/library (the five-story brownstone is home to a well-known author), go here.
THIS WAS LAST WEEK’S MOST-READ POST on Brownstoner, which by now must qualify as the old gray lady of Brooklyn websites, Why? Who knows? But it came as a pleasant surprise to this gray lady. It is a lovely renovation by architect Kimberly Neuhaus, and the post is full of good advice for making a 17-foot-wide home feel not so tight, and pretty pictures of interiors by the ubiquitous Tamara Eaton. If you haven’t, take a look.
HARD BY THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, in a rented top floor loft in a former warehouse, Alina Preciado has built and salvaged her way to a unique space with rustic/industrial character. It was the subject of my Insider column last week on Brownstoner.com, and I don’t know why it got only two comments, but I think it’s a beautiful and inviting home. Go here to read the whole thing.
GREAT, RAW, OPEN SPACE, hefty wood columns and white brick walls make up this quintessential urban loft, converted to a home for two by Ensemble Architects of Brooklyn. Read all about it in my weekly column, The Insider, on Brownstoner.com.