A Brooklyn couple transforms a 150-year-old house into an elegant home for the future. Read Full Article
With the help of architects from the Agencie Group, Helen Dealtry and Dan Barry created a home that is suited for a contemporary lifestyle but respects the 150-year history of the Williamsburg residence. Photo by Tara Donne.
The dining room and the living room open up into the garden. The architects engineered a steel support that allowed the rear wall to be blown out and replaced it with a window that floods the room with light and gives a panoramic view of the garden. Photo by Tara Donne.
The travertine floor for the guest bedroom came from a De La Espada showroom in Soho. When moving stores, the owners were considering throwing out their travertine floor, but Dealtry offered to install it in his home. Along with exposed ceiling beams, the tiles provide a sense of texture and warmth to the space. Photo by Tara Donne.
The moody painting by artist Victor Wang complements the exposed brick wall and the muted colors of the bar cabinet. Photo by Tara Donne.
The key to making any space feel large is finding clever places for storage. In Dealtry and Barry's place, the architects designed bookshelves in old fireplaces.
The stamped tin ceiling, fabricated by a local Brooklyn tinsmith, gives rich texture to the main floor. It's complemented by a sleek Henrybuilt kitchen and a Lacanche stove. Photo by Tara Donne.
The concrete floor of the bedroom extends into the the minimalist wet room. The centerpiece of the bathroom is the MTI standalone tub. Photo by Tara Donne.