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1890s Brooklyn Home with Brick Walls Gets a Modern Renovation

Any home that dates back to the 1890s and sits in the heart of Brooklyn is bound to be laced with delightful industrial elements that have gone on to define the style globally. The gorgeous 123 House is no different with its lovely, exposed brick walls that showcase the rich heritage of this family residence while enhancing its contemporary makeover with textural beauty and timeless elegance! Renovated recently by Gradient Design Studio, the beautiful row house also acquired a two-story addition with a distinct contemporary appeal. Seamlessly combining the contrasting styles stretching across the two eras, the revamped residence wows you at every turn.

Exposed brick walls showcase the rich heritage of the renovated 123 House 1890s Brooklyn Home with Brick Walls Gets a Modern Renovation

We absolutely adore interiors with brick walls, and it is these walls that bring personality and warmth to the 123 House. Working on a very tight budget, the architects used natural materials, reclaimed items and vintage decor to shape a snazzy townhouse that acts as a bridge between two different worlds. Sleek contemporary surfaces are elegantly interwoven with rough, exposed concrete and brick walls, creating an exciting interior. The modern kitchen with its smart island and sleek wooden shelves adds to the contemporary appeal, even as the entire home adopts a cozy, neutral color palette.

Industrail elements shape the renovated dining space with brick walls

Vintage design elements used to decorate the sideboard in the dining room

Modern kitchen in white, gray and with wooden cabinets has a relaxing ambiance

Delightful modern kitchen with a smart island and wooden shelves

Staircase offers a blend of contrasting textures and materials

Gorgeous wall planters next to the staircase with skylight above

It is the lower level of the house that holds the living area with its plush gray decor, the stylish kitchen and the vintage-industrial dining space, while the top floor plays host to the bedrooms and the nursery. The clever use of skylights along with large glass windows brings in ample natural light, keeping the ambiance fresh and cheerful. A small private yard and a home office / studio complete this cool Brooklyn residence.

Bedroom shelves decorated with potted plants and herbs!

Vintage brick fireplace in the modern nursery

Sleek, dark floating shelves in the all-white contemporary bathroom hold their own

Weathered brick walls of the Brooklyn home gve it a timeless appeal

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  • Rosie’s Cottage

    Beautiful! It must be a joy to live here. After all that work inside wouldn’t a lovely seating area in the garden for afternoon tea just make it perfect? I’m such a Brit, we do love our tea :) x

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