House Tour: A Modern Brooklyn Townhome

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    Painterly Furnishings

    House Tour: A Modern Brooklyn Townhome
    Charlie Bennet

    General Assembly is the Brooklyn-based design firm known for creating award-winning projects. A team of architects, interior designers. and product designers, the creative visionaries behind the brand have crafted some beautiful spaces in New York and beyond. In the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, the interior design firm oversaw the renovation of a classic townhome. Adding a modern aesthetic to traditional bones, the team designed a full extension and fully renovated this townhome. The...MORE end result is an open, spacious Brooklyn home.

    The living room is the perfect example of the new aesthetic. In the large, white space, architectural details have been carved out in the design. Expansive windows have been added to allow light to flood into the space. To the right, a door has been painted a rich black shade, adding a decorative touch and a contrasting palette of black and white to the living area. Beautiful furnishings have been chosen for the space. Among the neutral pieces - a cozy gray sofa, wood coffee table and metal console - side chairs with painterly upholstery stand out as something unique in the space. 

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    Handmade Elements

    House Tour: A Modern Brooklyn Townhome
    Charlie Bennet

    For this particularly project, the firm worked with Consort Design on the interior decor of this Brooklyn home. The decor direction was a perfect match for the space, as the New York design firm and shop is known for their keen and stylish eye and unexpected combination of pieces in an interior. One-of-a-kind pieces like a vintage wood chair stand out in this modern living area. Surrounded by a an abstract black-and-white piece of art and a handwoven basket, the juxtaposition of shapes, hues and...MORE eras makes each piece stand out like a work of art in this beautifully curated home.  

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    Refreshing Dining Room

    House Tour: A Modern Brooklyn Townhome
    Charlie Bennet

    Full-height windows were designed to flood the entire space with light and air. The effect is not only beautiful, but a cost-effective one, as the abundance of natural light means less electricity has to be used during the day. The windows also bring the outside in, an unexpected detail for a home nicely settled in an urban area. In the dining area light definitely fills the space. The floor-to-ceiling windows highlight the interior's high ceilings. A combination of oversized pendants keep...MORE the eye moving upward. Below them, a wood and iron dining table adds an industrial feel to the space. The dining table can easily seat 10, with streamlined bench seating adding a modern touch. The benches feel like a perfect compliment to the cabinetry that frames the back of the dining area. The cabinets are perfect for additional storage. To finish off the seating for the dining room, shaker chairs make interesting captain's chairs. The pieces look almost sculptural among the many modern elements in the room. 

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    Kitchen Plan

    House Tour: A Modern Brooklyn Townhome
    Charlie Bennet

    The design of this Brooklyn home included an extension for the home that reached into the home's exterior as well. Here, in the kitchen, large windows look out onto a deck and an abundance of trees that surround the back yard. At the center of the kitchen resides a large island. Made of a gray, stone slab, the island has been crafted as a functional statement piece for the kitchen area. 

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    A Pretty Island

    House Tour: A Modern Brooklyn Townhome
    Charlie Bennet

    Not only was the kitchen island designed to be beautiful, but it is also multi-functional piece. The island is perfectly situated for extra seating for entertaining. It has also been built with a fully functional sink. It's perfect for extra prep space for those large family dinners and holiday meals. 

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    Brass Details

    House Tour: A Modern Brooklyn Townhome
    Charlie Bennet

    Beyond the slab stone island, the kitchen has some additional finishes that stand out. A robust amount of large white cabinetry, similar to the cabinets in the dining area, offer a large amount of storage space, allowing for kitchen organization. An absolute necessity in a city home. To give the white lacquer some personality, the cabinets have been accessorized with brass hardware. The countertops are in a sleek gray, a perfect complement to the color of the kitchen island. And the dark gray...MORE color extends to the kitchen backsplash. The entire look is a continuation of the modern aesthetic that can be found throughout this classic Brooklyn home.