THAT GORGEOUS OPEN STAIRCASE belongs to a new extension on the back of a traditional brownstone, carried out by Brooklyn-based architects Platt Dana. It’s the subject of my Brownstoner column today. For the full details, including photos of the kitchen and rear elevation, click right here.
THIS WEEK,THE INSIDER, my regular Thursday column on Brownstoner.com, shows a duplex apartment in Brooklyn Heights, made loft-like by the judicious removal of walls and dropped ceilings.
Masterminded by Brooklyn-based designer Elizabeth Roberts, it employs two of my favorite decorating gambits: a monumental wall of bookshelves — in this case, wrapping around three tall windows in the main living space — and the use of strong color in a kitchen (Ralph Lauren’s Surrey).
To see the whole project, with lots of ‘befores’ and construction shots, click right on over here.