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Nestled among the tree-lined streets in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood, a neglected three-story brick townhouse was the victim of several unfortunate renovations, gouged of its original details. Two firms — Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design and Jessica Whitney Gould Interiors — took on the challenge of completely overhauling the Federal-style house. The goal? Restore certain original elements like classic plaster crown molding, relocate the kitchen, and reconfigure the floor spaces to accommodate a growing family.

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The renovation spanned three levels: The family owns the parlor, garden, and cellar levels of the home. In the living room, a vintage Thonet bentwood coffee table is paired with the client’s existing sofa and a vintage Dux wooden chair. Overhead, a vintage hanging light by Hans-Agne Jakobsson illuminates the living room space.

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The living room fireplace is custom-made out of tadelakt plaster by New York-based craftsman Sean O’Tyson. The vintage rug is from an antique rug gallery, Nazmiyal Antique Rugs, located in New York City.

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White oak drawers by cabinet company Peter van Cronenburg were brush-painted. An Undermount stainless steel sink from Home Refinements is commercial quality with a Dornbracht spray faucet, making it easier to cook and clean up together after a family meal.

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In the kitchen, new appliances were necessary for the renovation. An oven by Bosch is paired with a hood by Miele. A Sub Zero refrigerator is disguised as a seemingly minimalist cabinet.

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New windows were installed in both the front and rear façades of the Federal-style house. In the front, Marvin Double Hung windows with a historic arch welcome guests into the light-filled home. In the rear, the firm opted for a custom-measured steel and glass style from Optimum.

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Strut dining table from Blue Dot is surrounded by Hans Wegner wishbone chairs. The white oak wood floors with a natural matte finish were supplied by LV Wood and installed in a chevron pattern.

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Described as a “gut renovation,” the overhaul required the firm to completely rebuild the heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems throughout the apartment. Much of the interior pieces were custom-built to maximize space. All bathroom and kitchen cabinets were custom-made by Matt Hogan of Reliquary Studios.

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In the bathroom, custom white oak cabinetry stands out from its surrounding stone materials — concrete walls and marble floors.

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In another bathroom, blue and white wall tiles from Brasilia Popham in colors “slate” and “milk” give off a somewhat vintage feel to the historic home.

This story was originally published on Hunker.

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