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House Tour: Brooklyn Townhouse

Now you may be thinking, back to back house tours? You bet your pretty little face. Today, we’re taking a look into Lauren Rubin Architecture, a New York based design firm that specializes in clean modernism.

Lauren and her team create beautiful spaces where warm design meets contemporary architecture. Lauren Rubin is the designer behind this Brooklyn Townhouse remodel, turning a dark and cramped home into a contemporary and modern townhouse, which I just can’t get enough of! Let’s take a tour:

This vibrant, gut renovation of a modern townhouse in Park Slope Brooklyn is full of light and modern appeal. The bottom floor was opened up, allowing natural light to flood in and fill the entire first floor from the front windows all the way through to the back garden. The flow of original wood with the white walls is very appealing.

In the front room, a color palette of blue and orange creates a vibrant welcoming room. That velvety blue sofa is such a statement piece, and it really pops off of that orange patterned rug. I appreciate the use of symmetry that’s established in this room, from flanking the sofa with a pair of bookcases, to the trio of photographs above. A pair of mismatched table lamps keep things from being too matchy-matchy.

All of that natural light spilling into this room through those windows makes this space so open and inviting, and the white walls keep things open and airy. The overall design of this living area is friendly and warm with a modern aesthetic, which is perfect for the family of four who lives here.

A new dining room was created to open up onto the kitchen, creating the flow of one continuous space.

Gea Suspension Light from Lzf hangs above this dining table. I love how the glass top of the dining table allows the light pouring in from the french doors to refelct off of its surface. Another aqua lamp sits on top of a beautiful wood and white credenza.

The kitchen is open and streamline, with cabinets in white that go all the way to the ceiling. A backsplash of blue hand-made tile brings a pop of blue into the kitchen. A large island with three white stools provides plenty of space for prep-work and eating.

Just off the dining room is a set of beautiful new french doors that open up onto the garden.

Just off the kitchen is a cozy family room, which was expanded to bring more space. The same colors of blue and orange flow throughout this part of the house in the form of an orange arm chair and blue patterned rug. The walls are painted a soft-cloud shade, which helps to define the space and make it its own.

This tile wall in the guest bathroom is so whimsical and fun. It’s the perfect mix of color and pattern, and keeps things fresh and airy.

Despite the total remodel this home went through, there was a to preserve as much of the original details within the home as possible. From refurbishing the warm wooden staircase, as well as the doors, door trim and base mouldings. It’s touches like these, the mixing of the old with the new, that really gives this townhouse its charm.
Kelly Tirman

Kelly Tirman

After spending 10+ years living in a modern San Francisco loft, Kelly moved her family to a bungalow in the burbs. She now enjoys dreaming up home renovation and design projects in order turn her family's post-war cottage into the modern home of their dreams.

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