There’s so much to admire about this townhouse renovation by Brooklyn design firm Workstead, it’s hard to know where to begin. We could start with the abundance of wood, dark and rich, comprising the floors, gracing the counter tops, lacing the classic furniture. We could talk about the novel touches, like bespoke industrial light fixtures, locally crafted by Workstead, and the breathtaking slab of walnut hugging the kitchen island.
Admirable is the seamless integration of traditional and contemporary—vintage finds juxtaposed with custom creations. And then, there’s gold: door handle, kitchen faucet, range hood, chandelier fittings, all dazzling us, not with silvery chrome and steel, but gleaming, lustrous brass; warm, golden, luxurious and glamorous, yet looking thoroughly contemporary. So much for chilly, formulaic modernism.