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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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April 11, 2012
lsaghbini wrote:
Where can I find the art above the fireplace mantle?
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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
Becky Harris of Houzz just did an ideabook on this type of sculpture. Take a look, I think you will find the information you need.

Hope this helps. Charmean Neithart
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This vintage 70's Curtis Jere Forest sculpture can be found at Groovywares.com
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Kit Pollard added this to Making Maximalism Work
In this room, there is a lot of detail, but it's not overwhelming thanks to a neutral palette.
This vintage C. Jeré elm tree sculpture is an apt choice here; it gives the fireplace a presence that can hold its own next to the large painting on the same wall. The sculpture adds dimension and texture and emphasizes the mantel's horizontal lines. Also, the contrast between the bravura style of the sculpture and the traditional moldings on the fireplace is an interesting part of the style mix.

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cennab added this to cennab's Ideas
November 7, 2014
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September 14, 2014
Art above fireplace
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April 18, 2014
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April 3, 2014
bmontano added this to Living Room
March 7, 2014
I bought this
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March 1, 2014
metal wall sculptor…raining in nycity
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February 2, 2014
wall sculpture
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January 12, 2014
Curtis Jere
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October 30, 2013
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October 7, 2013
wall sculptures
davandkat added this to Living Rm
August 16, 2013
camelle79 added this to camelle79's Ideas
July 24, 2013
babcia16 added this to Wall decor
June 23, 2013
Horizontal sculpture for bedroom over headboard
saki_e added this to saki_e's ideas
May 12, 2013
ndkrieger added this to ndkrieger's ideas
January 27, 2013
Nice mantle
Gracia Wassink added this to gracia_wassink's ideas
November 10, 2012
The 'tree' art over the fireplace
doneldawar added this to doneldawar's ideas
November 8, 2012
tree on wall
jiran added this to Living Room
October 31, 2012
sharonrjohnson added this to Srjfireplace
October 29, 2012
Love the combo of the old and modern
Susie English added this to susie_english's ideas
October 21, 2012
Pendant chandelier swedish
Colleen Woodard added this to clinkie's ideas
September 21, 2012
Pedro Servia added this to pedroservia's ideas
August 22, 2012
maryahtx added this to maryahtx's ideas
July 12, 2012
the fireplace details/moulds
lomblers added this to Other rooms
April 22, 2012
metal wall sculpture
jennie1 added this to jennie1's ideas
April 17, 2012
living room
romaineorthwein added this to wall paper/ paint
April 16, 2012
wall sculpture
Rebecca added this to beccajane12's ideas
April 16, 2012
love the trees
helling added this to gifts and other cool stuff
April 16, 2012
wall art
Heidi Banman added this to pieces
April 15, 2012
art above fireplace
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April 13, 2012
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April 12, 2012
C. Jere elm tree sculpture
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April 12, 2012
happycampers2 added this to Living Room
April 12, 2012
The metal sculpture above the mantel.
jason_ross74 added this to Bedrooms (Master and others)
April 11, 2012
tree piece for over the master bedroom.
stock42well added this to stock42well's ideas
April 11, 2012
metal sculpture above fireplace
dashalovesyou added this to living room
April 11, 2012
tree sculpture - C. Jere
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April 11, 2012
Fireplace hanging
lsaulson added this to lsaulson's ideas
April 11, 2012
Great wall art.
slcah23 added this to slcah23's ideas
April 10, 2012
C Jere fits nicely over fireplace
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January 23, 2012
paint colors
goyhenea added this to goyhenea's ideas
December 9, 2011
mantle decor
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September 29, 2011
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January 11, 2011
art piece over the fireplace
emily_noelle added this to basic design likes
October 5, 2010
organic feel to it
jessncourt added this to jessncourt's ideas
July 6, 2010
the hanging above the fireplace...
Jessica Kerollis added this to jkerollis's ideas
April 23, 2010
Mantel art idea
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March 21, 2010
couch pattern
mitch added this to mitch's ideas
March 10, 2010
Brianah Wright added this to mrswright's living room ideas
March 9, 2010
neutrals, with a mild color for accent. i love the contrast of the blacks and whites! *do not like the couch and rug... they dont seem to match*
bussink added this to bussink's ideas
March 8, 2010
wall display
lefish added this to living room favorites
November 25, 2009
Cool wall sculpture above fireplace, mix of traditional and mod. Curtis Jere?
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