A four-level 1890s townhouse in Brooklyn, New York by Ronen Lev is everything intimate and unexpected
JUL 28, 2023 | By Team ELLE DECOR India
Immersed in creativity, sunlight, colours and spellbinding visuals, this 1890s townhouse nested elegantly in the Fort Greene neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York carves a rather individualistic personality of its existence in one of the pulsing streets of the city.
Designed by Jessica Wilpon Kamel and Christina Akiskalou of Ronen Lev, a studio that delves into architectural and interior design, this four-level townhouse unfolds many inviting nooks, which anticipate one’s footsteps to explore and pose as an inspiration, brimming with timeless design hints.
The home strikes the perfect balance between history and experimentation, which has made it a perfect space for the family of four to engage with and create memories. It’s overflowing with charm and has a unique identity crafted through experimentation with neutrals, whites, and warm tones with thoughtfully curated pieces throughout the home.
The space and its identity
The space gives out a warm and minimalistic theme, the home has distinctive shapes and themes flowing through the space like the black and white checkered pattern in the powder room, the detailing given to even a nook, and more. There is a play between making the space opulent and fun, this play has ensured the house is immersed in creativity.
Explore the townhouse a step at a time
As you step foot in this historic New York haven, the parlour floor ensures to welcome you, filled with opulence and grandeur. It becomes a captivating space filled with vintage, 1890s charm, high ceilings, and a classic fireplace. The street-facing windows bathe the home with New York energy and warm sunligh. The dining room and the kitchen have a view of a beautiful garden, which gives the townhouse a sense of a happy escape from the cosmopolitan city.
The majestic staircase leads to the full-floor primary suite, filled with inventive design clues. The third floor has two rooms and an office; it is the fusion of relaxation and productivity.
The tones of Brooklyn
This townhouse is the space where colours and patterns unite, it’s a tale of unity and style. In this eclectic but elegant abode, neutral tones dance with pops of colour, while textures add depth. The primary bedroom is where terracotta and layers of blush embrace each other and brighten the space, the living room has both coziness and elegance with the pristine white walls being the perfect canvas for the vibrant pops of colour. The allure of this home is the definition of art and expression and the warm minimalism followed throughout the home wraps one in a cocoon of warmth.
The beauty of simplicity
They wished to curate a space that breathes comfort and joy, the aim was for the home to be the hub of memories. Each nook is engulfed in comfort. This home has happiness and is a haven to cherish every moment.
As Jessica says, “A space doesn’t have to be loud, bright, or come at you from all directions to feel complete. Embrace the beauty of simplicity and let carefully chosen pieces tell their own captivating stories”.
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