Clinton Hill Brownstone by Michael K. Chen Architecture

10 Sensational Renovations That Aren’t Shy With Color

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The eponymous founder and principal of Michael K. Chen Architecture resuscitated a four-story, 3,600-square-foot home in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood that had been abandoned for 20 years. The newest owners of the home—which was originally built in 1895—were inspired by the playful color palette that was still apparent underneath the building’s decay. "We had epic color palette meetings, looking at deck after deck for paint colors that spoke to us or provoked a particular sensation," says Chen. "You don’t look at the color, you inhabit it," he continues.