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For the Love of Books and Music: Spacious Revamp of Aged Brooklyn Rowhouse

Translating a couple’s love for books and music into a stylish, innovative and light-filled home in Brooklyn, BFDO Architects completely revamped the interior of this gorgeous rowhouse. The new, cheerful interior of this aged house reflects the specific aesthetic and lifestyle choices of its owners – Brooklyn-based writer Gayle Forman and her musician-librarian husband Nick Tucker. Keeping the backdrop neutral and elegant, the revitalized home features elegant bookshelves on the first floor that cleverly incorporate existing support columns. But the chic transformation goes much beyond these striking bookshelves!

Cleverly placed twin bookshelves in the large living room make a big impact For the Love of Books and Music: Spacious Revamp of Aged Brooklyn Rowhouse
Cleverly placed twin bookshelves in the large living room make a big impact

Since the rowhouse is not blessed with extravagantly large spaces, it was important to fashion a living environment that was refreshing, inviting and visually spacious without going overboard. The novel bookshelves add to this facelift even as a cool fireplace with custom shelves designed to hold vinyl records flanking it steals the show in the living room. An exposed brick wall section, reclaimed pine cabinets and custom island in the kitchen and the dashing wooden dining table usher in plenty of textural contrast. White and gray shape much of the background with pops of red, orange and blue enriching the home.

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Custom shelves next to the brick wall section and fireplace holds vinyl records
Dining space with natural wood dining table and matching chairs
Modern revamp of wood-framed rowhouse in Brooklyn for a book and music loving couple
Beams supporting the interior were turned into stylish bookshelves
Funky and colorful accent wall for the small home office
Reclaimed wood for the kitchen island matches with the aesthetics of the floor

A large pantry that is carefully concealed using a sliding door, a colorful music room and a vivacious home office with candy-striped accent wall are a few of the many delightful spaces inside this reinvigorated Brooklyn home that charm you with their curated, colorful zest. A sensible and functional makeover that meets the specific needs of the homeowners…

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Space-savvy corner kitchen with reclaimed pine cabinets
Reclaimed pine kitchen cabinets for the modern home
Glossy tiles in blue and orange bring color to the modern white kitchen
Music room in blue with smart acoustics
Staircase behind the new bookshelves seems cleverly hidden from view
Tiles bring pattern to the bathroom in white

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