Clear and Present

Architecture & Interiors


There’s a great deal to admire about this renovation of a compact single-family home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, not the least of which is the impressive visual clarity (both literal and aesthetic) provided by the layout, the furnishings and multiple light sources. The refurbishment, undertaken by the Brooklyn firm General Assembly, involved creating an efficient, legible living space within a modest footprint. Smart custom built storage—a fairly fantastic suspended shelving unit, flip-top dining bench, concrete-topped kitchen island with built-in wine storage—help organize and delineate the open-plan single floor, along with clean-edged, carefully edited furnishings and generous swathes of light from windows and skylight. We especially like the way the classic modernist furniture (Saarinen Womb chair, Noguchi coffee table) is offset by novel injections of color (bright blue Marimekko fabric, pale blue Eames chairs) and thought-proving art selections for the walls.


Images: General Assembly

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  1. Anne

    May 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Love the kitchen wall with all the expressions on it.

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  3. kajomi

    May 13, 2014 at 4:53 am

    like it sooooo much :)

  4. Molly

    Oct 7, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    The kitchen/stairway is particularly gorgeous.

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