12th Street Townhouse

12th Street Townhouse

Location
Brooklyn, NY, United States | View Map
Category
Private Houses
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
TilesVilla Lagoon Tile
PaintBenjamin Moore
Plumbing fixturesBRIZO
TilesCle Tile
WallpaperCole & Son
TilesNemo Tile Company

Product Spec Sheet

12th Street Townhouse

Barker Associates Architecture Office as Interior Designers

The clients for this wood frame townhouse renovation and extension wanted a house full of saturated color, pattern, texture, and light, with Art Deco and mid-century touches and reclaimed materials. The house was completely reclad in western red cedar, with new windows, cornice, and entry overhang.

photo_credit Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

The cedar was left in its natural state to weather over time. Garden level entry through a turquoise door leads to a vestibule lined with yellow and black cement tiles, replicating the Art Deco pattern used by Ernest Hemingway in his Key West, Florida home.

photo_credit Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

The dining room, located at the front of the house, is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Rainforest Foliage, providing a dramatic backdrop to the gold-painted elements in the original marble mantel, as well as the white oak pendant and chairs upholstered in mustard-colored wool. Exposed beams provide texture along the ceiling plane in the original portion of the house, and white oak flooring runs throughout.

photo_credit Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

The kitchen backsplash is tiled in Cle tile terracotta in Ancestral Iron, providing a dark foil to the clients’ Jadeite glass collection and the white macauba stone counters. The powder room features a turquoise porcelain sink reclaimed from another project. The walls are clad in Cole and Son Nautilus wallpaper and terracotta-colored cement tiles. The living room features a full wall of glass looking out to the rear yard and is painted in “Beautiful in my Eyes,” a subtly blush color by Benjamin Moore. A landscape painting by Laurence Sisson hangs over the mid-century modern furniture, which includes an oak slat bench that functions as a coffee table.

photo_credit Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

The second floor serves as the primary suite. In the bedroom, a wall painted in Benjamin Moore’s North Sea serves as a vibrant headboard.  The bathroom features zellige tiles in two colors, and stone surfaces in white macauba.  A skylight funnels light through the top floor down to the bathtub. The vanity is constructed of a reclaimed dresser.

photo_credit Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

On the top floor, a vaulted child’s bedroom provides space for a canopy bed in the shape of a house. A wall of Popham cement tiles in the bathroom, in a sunshine pattern, meets a clerestory window, drawing light through a skylit shaft. Terracotta colored tiles line the floor. A terrace off the hall is brightened by a red wall and cedar fencing.

photo_credit Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

Team:

Interior Designers: Barker Associates Architecture Office

Photographer: Francis Dzikowski / OTTO

photo_credit Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

Materials used:

Tile: Cle, Popham, Villa Lagoon, Nemo

Paint: Benjamin Moore

Wallpaper: Cole and Son

Plumbing fixtures: Brizo, Watermark

photo_credit Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

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