Before & After: A Design-Savvy Couple Turn a Worn-Down Brownstone Into a Minimalist Home

Few homeowners have as clear a vision of how to compose a design brief as Trish and Andrew McKechnie. Just ask their architect, David Cunningham.

As creatives who do advertising work in the tech industry, Trish and Andrew McKechnie know the elements of a great project brief. Accordingly, they composed their desires for renovating their newly purchased Brooklyn brownstone in a 16-page PDF, accompanied by illustrative photos of comparable rooms and details.

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