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‘Reductive Simplicity’ Transforms a Brooklyn Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 17, 2014 01:17 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Sep 16, 2014

Architect Chris Cooper and interior designer Jennifer Hanlin had the built-in advantage of both vision and good taste on their side when they renovated the two floors of their Brooklyn duplex. Who else but spatial esthetes could have envisioned a dark, utilitarian crawl space as a mezzanine-in-the-making, ready to house a library — Continue reading …




 

 

20140911-LOCATION-slide-TFHQ-jumboArchitect Chris Cooper and interior designer Jennifer Hanlin had the built-in advantage of both vision and good taste on their side when they renovated the two floors of their Brooklyn duplex. Who else but spatial esthetes could have envisioned a dark, utilitarian crawl space as a mezzanine-in-the-making, ready to house a library and TV room? Cooper and Hanlin did, and thanks to that bit of visionary thinking, added a whopping (by New York City standards) 325 square feet to an already sizable (by New York City standards) family home.

A gut renovation that included judiciously adding and subtracting volume (to create both perceived and actual space) has given the couple and their two young children a thoughtfully edited family home conducive to both communal living and privacy, replete with both light and textural richness. Cooper’s fondness for “reductive simplicity” and Hanlin’s desire for a “neutral, contemplative and calm” home made for an esthetic meeting of the minds, tastefully expressed in the curated selection of Modernist and contemporary furnishings that enhance the home’s new parameters. Now, if only it were as simple as this for the rest of us.Brookyn townhouse3Brookyn townhouse4Brooklyn Townhouse5Brooklyn Townhouse6Brooklyn Townhouse7Brooklyn townhouse2Brooklyn Townhouse8
Images: New York Times


 

 

 
 
 

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