Abelow Sherman Architects LLC
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Abelow Sherman Architects LLC

FORBES TOWNHOUSE Park Slope, Brooklyn Abelow Sherman Architects Partner-in-Charge: David Sherman Contractor: Top Drawer Construction Photographer: Mikiko Kikuyama Completed: 2007 Project Team: Rosie Donovan, Mara Ayuso This project upgrades a brownstone in the Park Slope Historic District in a distinctive manner. The clients are both trained in the visual arts, and have well-developed sensibilities about how a house is used as well as how elements from certain eras can interact visually. A lively dialogue has resulted in a design in which the architectural and construction interventions appear as a subtle background to the decorating. The intended effect is that the structure of each room appears to have a “timeless” quality, while the fit-ups, loose furniture, and lighting appear more contemporary. Thus the bathrooms are sheathed in mosaic tile, with a rough texture, and of indeterminate origin. The color palette is generally muted. The fixtures however are modern Italian. A kitchen features rough brick walls and exposed wood beams, as crooked as can be, while the cabinets within are modernist overlay slabs of walnut veneer. Throughout the house, the visible components include thick Cararra marble, new mahogany windows with weights-and-pulleys, new steel sash windows and doors, and period light fixtures. What is not seen is a state-of-the-art infrastructure consisting of a new hot water plant, structured cabling, new electrical service and plumbing piping. Because of an unusual relationship with its site, there is no backyard to speak of, only an eight foot deep space between the building’s first floor extension and the property line. In order to offset this problem, a series of Ipe wood decks were designed, and very precisely built to less than 1/8 inch tolerance. There is a deck of some kind on each floor from the basement to the third floor. On the exterior, the brownstone facade was completely restored. All of this was achieve

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I don't think that's a new sofa - it appears to be a vintage piece.
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I feared that... oh well!
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Size of double doors? Any other details about doors? Thank you
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How tall are these ceilings?
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Becky Harris added this to Glass Act: Windows & Doors
Again, we've got a classic stained glass transom window over a modern glass door in the same townhouse. Very clever.
Becky Harris added this to Mix it Up on the Cheap: Throw Pillows
That apple pillow adds just the right amount of playful punch.
Becky Harris added this to How to Make an Eclectic Living Room Work
This room has just the right amount of color. Throw pillows can be switched out to change the room's personality.
Kit Pollard added this to Throw Pillows that Make Me Smile
I love this apple - nearly as much as I love the mix of green accents with a purple sofa.
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The perfect fruit that never goes bad: a Jonathan Adler Apple Pillow.
Jonathan Adler never disappoints, so it’s no surprise that his apple throw pillow adds both texture and playfulness to a room.
Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien added this to Loving Color: A Rainbow of Sofas
Choosing a pretty color, like purple, for a sofa with a modern shape that balances the feminine with the masculine.
Susan Stieglitz added this to Transom
A stained glass transom window lines up visually with the frieze above the adjoining doorway for a balanced look.

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white walls and trim
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Exactly the kind of setup
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Furniture arrangement
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Transom for above pantry door in kitchen
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stained glass
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Love the stained glass in transom.
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This is the size and placement I'd want.
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Like this stain glass.
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mixed colors.
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stained glass transom
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great looking sofa. only that i wish i could lean backwards in comfy
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pop of color in neutral space... apple pillow!
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stained glass
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stained glass
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Forbes townhouse N.Y. eclectic
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stained glass transom
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wood painted white
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stained glass with modern door
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just the right amount of color
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stain glass above door
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love couch and pillows
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stained glass
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pre-war feel, modern furniture
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door molding
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Transom window with leaded glass for glens house
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Purple couch
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stained glass window Jay
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Transom window
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This is an older home utilizing modern furniture with an eclectic edge. I love this. Love the chairs
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Sleek sofa
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pop of color in neutral space-- apple pillow!
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the set up from hallway
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stained glass above doorway
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