Renovated And Extended Townhouse With Arched Doors And Windows

In their search for a quiet little place to call home, a young couple settled on an old triplex from Brooklyn. It’s a fairly small townhouse built back in the 1860s. They worked with studio BAAO (Barker Associates Architecture Office) to give this place a makeover and to turn it into a charming retreat.

A beautiful arched doorway frames the dining room and the fireplace in the backgroundView in gallery
A beautiful arched doorway frames the dining room and the fireplace in the background

The couple travels a lot on business so they wanted this place to truly feel like a sanctuary, a relaxing and tranquil place where they can hide away from the world. As it turns, out, an old house was just right for their needs. 

There's another smaller arch which marks the entrance into the kitchen areaView in gallery
There’s another smaller arch which marks the entrance into the kitchen area

The townhouse was however a bit too small so it had to be expanded. The architects added a three-story extension which adds more living spaces to the already existing layout along with a series of other rooms. The common areas are clustered on the ground floor for easy accessibility and convenience. The second floor of the house consists of a stylish master suite with access to a balcony, a library and a home office. The third floor of the extension is dedicated to guests, kids and caretakers.

White marble was used to give the kitchen and the bathrooms a timeless aestheticView in gallery
White marble was used to give the kitchen and the bathrooms a timeless aesthetic
Large panel windows and doors fill the living room with natural light during the dayView in gallery
Large panel windows and doors fill the living room with natural light during the day
The original staircase was preserved and restoredView in gallery
The original staircase was preserved and restored

The house was renovated and transformed to suit its owners’ current needs but also with a vision for the future. As such, the designers went with a fairly simple and classic aesthetic, without too many style-specific details which would cause the house to quickly become outdated. They used timeless materials such as marble and wood to give this place an elegant look and feel and they also preserved a lot of the beautiful original features such as the arched doorways and the windows that make this house stand out. 

The master bedroom suite on the second floor also has an arched doorwayView in gallery
The master bedroom suite on the second floor also has an arched doorway
The master bathroom features a double walk-in shower with an arched windowView in gallery
The master bathroom features a double walk-in shower with an arched window
The stylish new home office has its own fireplaceView in gallery
The stylish new home office has its own fireplace