Before & After: A Traditional Brooklyn Brownstone Receives a Chic Makeover Inside and Out
Design duo James Veal and Christine Stucker, co-principals of the architecture and design studio Stewart-Schafer, purchased this property in 2017 with the desire to gut renovate the entire residence and bring new life into the historic home. The result is a showcase of the couple's unique personal style, accented by midcentury modern and Scandinavian-inspired design elements that blend nicely with the traditional bones of the home.
Before: The Entryway
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After: The Entryway
The renovation updates the traditional home with contemporary touches to create a residence full of simplicity, beauty, and functionality. Stewart-Schafer filled the interior with furnishings by renowned brands to give the home a clean, timeless aura. The team emphasized daylighting to transform the spaces into bright, light-filled retreats
Before: The Living Room
After: The Living Room
Before: The Kitchen
After: The Kitchen
The designers refinished all the flooring, created custom light fixtures, and installed custom millwork throughout the home. Functional revisions blend with aesthetic updates and clean, crisp white interiors.
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Before: The Master Bathroom
After: The Master Bathroom
Before: The Backyard
After: The Backyard
The renovations extend to the backyard space, increasing the livable footprint and providing a secluded, outdoor oasis in a urban neighborhood.