Collection by Diana Budds

Inventive Brooklyn Houses We Love

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The most populous of New York City's boroughs, and the second largest in area, Brooklyn has no shortage of inventive residential designs. And we're not just talking about the garden-variety exposed brick, subway tile, Edison bulb special.

The space was conceived as a showcase for the client's collection of midcentury modern furniture.
Up on the ninth floor, their sober Neo sofa and chaise from DWR and classic Florence Knoll credenza are contrasted by...
A large OSB structure with skylights, a bathroom, enclosed baby’s room, and master sleeping alcove dominates Ryan and...
In the basement lounge area under the stairs, Lee had a giant sofa is upholstered in 18 Peruvian blankets that JHID...
Alex Gil and Claudia DeSimio created a duplex in an apartment building where they’d been renting for years in Brooklyn,...
The stamped tin ceiling, fabricated by a local Brooklyn tinsmith, gives rich texture to the main floor.
The island and cabinets, fashioned from remilled Douglas-fir beams salvaged from upstate New York, sport inexpensive...
The cabinet under the built-in desk opens to reveal a fold-out bed for guests.
The five roommates share the common space in their high-ceiling loft. There’s a large library and a studio.
The copper-covered volume proceeds to the second floor, where it forms a storage wall in Sherman’s home...
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