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Scandi And Modernist In Brooklyn


How about taking the virtual trip of a home this time on the other side of the globe? I am thinking about Brooklyn, the home of the richest family dynasties, art and turn of the century architecture. The exquisite townhouses of one of the five boroughs of New York are very characteristic and I remember seeing them in so many American movies. Yes, they are fabulous, with the elegant stairs leading up to the main entrance and entering the hall you may feel you are travelling back in time, to the age of glamour and endless parties.

We are taking the tour of a home in a three-storey building that has undergone a miraculous transformation after being nearly completely destroyed by hurricane Sandy in 2012.

The happy mix of modernist elements with a hint of Scandinavian – take a look at the sleek, high-gloss Ikea kitchen -, against an industrial background (steel frames, disposed brick wall) is proof of the exquisite taste of the owners and fantastic job of the architect couple.

I love the way the staircase has been utilized. The coffee table was designed by Hungarian-born modernist furniture-designer and architect Marcel Breuer. The Persian rug adds a warm touch to the interior and yes, I’d love to be the happy owner of that beautiful cabinet facing the dining table. Let’s see those pictures.

Photography sourced from Remodelista.


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Mother of a daughter, living in Norway, passionate about timeless Nordic design, architecture, interiors, gastronomy, travel, fashion and lifestyle. Amateur cyclist. This is my platform for a regular dose of inspiration and experience.


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