From Brown to Green

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April 12, 2010
Originally published in Big Ideas for Small Spaces
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  After a long renovation, the former brownfield presents a domestic face, with thriving landscaping in the cleaned-up soil.
    After a long renovation, the former brownfield presents a domestic face, with thriving landscaping in the cleaned-up soil.
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  A staircase leads up to the main bedroom; the stairs and the fireplace were designed by Fleming with the architects.
    A staircase leads up to the main bedroom; the stairs and the fireplace were designed by Fleming with the architects.
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  In the living room, Adams relaxes on a chair by designer Scot Laughton while Fleming plays banjo.
    In the living room, Adams relaxes on a chair by designer Scot Laughton while Fleming plays banjo.
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  The dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.
    The dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.
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  The kitchen, which gets light from three sides, welcomes guests into the house.
    The kitchen, which gets light from three sides, welcomes guests into the house.
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  Both the kitchen and the main bedroom blend polished concrete with white oak cabinets. Fleming spent almost six months building the house’s millwork, which lends the house a warm, bespoke quality.
    Both the kitchen and the main bedroom blend polished concrete with white oak cabinets. Fleming spent almost six months building the house’s millwork, which lends the house a warm, bespoke quality.
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  In the upstairs studio Adams draws inspiration from collections of salesmen’s sample cans, Canadian early-20th-century ceramics, and Electrolux vacuum-cleaner piggy banks.
    In the upstairs studio Adams draws inspiration from collections of salesmen’s sample cans, Canadian early-20th-century ceramics, and Electrolux vacuum-cleaner piggy banks.
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  The main bath has a concrete tub that Fleming cast to fit his wife’s body.
    The main bath has a concrete tub that Fleming cast to fit his wife’s body.
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