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Books, Cats and Melon Popsicle: Brooklyn Row House Revamp Full of Personality!

Color, creativity, cats and a captivating makeover – the House for Booklovers and Cats by BFDO Architects is a delight to walk into. An old Brooklyn row house that was altered and given a modern facelift to meet the specific needs of a couple who love books, modern art, cats and a relaxing lifestyle with a touch of Brooklyn’s inimitable flair. It is the parlor level that contains the ten-foot-high living area with a custom bookshelf that which is cleverly extended to fashion a circulation space for the two cats in the house. The inquisitive cats can meander through the flowing ledge and access different vantage points and trap doors that allow them to navigate through the top two levels of the home.

Benjamin Moore’s Melon Popsicle makes an appearance in shelf niches
Benjamin Moore’s Melon Popsicle makes an appearance in shelf niches

It is the lowest level that contains the guest space along with the home gym and along with additional guest spaces. The top level is the private zone with the master bedroom along with the home office and study, which is a masterpiece in itself. A personal workspace on an elevated platform in the home office sits directly below a skylight and provides a calm and unique work area that seems detached from the rest of the house. A balcony along with staircase connects the house with the rear patio while it is still the parlor level with kitchen, dining and other public spaces that ends up stealing the spotlight!

Different shades of pink and coral give the interior a colorful personality
Front door of the refurbished row house in bright pink with plenty of spunky
Full length bookshelf also serves as cat circulation
Functional wall delineates space while providing ample shelf space for books
Gorgeous diorama of a living room makes for a delightful and artistic addition
Pops of pink and fuchsia throughout the house add to its breezy ambiance
Sitting and media room with comfortable gray couch, colorful rug and a large wooden bookshelf
Foscarini Big Bang pendant in the dining room in white blends into the backdrop

Reuse of materials was an important part of the new house with paneled wood doors, doorknobs, and hardware from the old interior being reused fully. Pops of Benjamin Moore’s Melon Popsicle, fuchsia, pastel pinks and green enliven different rooms of the house while curated art work, unique collectibles and a gorgeous living room diorama provide playful and exquisite finishing touches on a transformation that leaves you spellbound! [Photography: Francis Dzikowski]

Bookshelves make an appearance in the modern kitchen as well
Extended space above the bookshelf turned into cat circulation
Sconce bedside lighting saves plenty of space in the small bedroom
Gray powder room with walls that usher in whimsical charm
Green tiles bring color to modern bathroom in white
Modern renovation of multi-level row house in Brooklyn
Floor plan of the revamped row house in Brooklyn
Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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