Ben Herzog
Architects & Building Designers
Park Slope Brownstone traditional-living-room

Park Slope Brownstone

New wood-burning fireplace and built-in cabinetry.

Photography by Marco Valencia.

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February 8, 2014
bevinandrews wrote:
Beautiful space. Is this soapstone or another surround/hearth? Thanks!
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Ben Herzog
We used slate.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 3:24PM
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October 27, 2013
bstokke1 wrote:
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Ben Herzog
Hi- this is the original (?) tin ceiling
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September 17, 2013
nicc_d wrote:
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I don't know the width, but if I had to guess I would say 10 or 12 feet wide.
    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 9:46PM
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Ben Herzog
The whole house is 18' (exterior) maybe 17' interior- this photo doesn't show the hallway as well. This room is probably only 12' or so...
    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 8:34AM
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September 2, 2013
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Ben Herzog
I don't see why not as long as you don't reduce the amount of air getting back to the A/C or cause the air to have to go around too many bends...
    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 11:15AM
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SteelCrest Architectural Accents
If interested, we can actually laser-cut a decorative design in the wood on the side of the cabinet or wherever you need it. See our picture on Houzz
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    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 8:52AM
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August 14, 2013
joyblacklab wrote:
Is the bookcase unit from Ikea and if so, which design is it?
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Ben Herzog
IKEA? Never heard of it. Just kidding. We designed this- it is custom-built. It houses a TV above and a radiator below.
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any idea where the coffee table is from??
    Bookmark   October 20, 2014 at 8:25AM
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June 2, 2013
pjoanbanks wrote:
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Ben Herzog
Sorry- I don't recall. Maybe decorators white? Don't quote me on that...
    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 6:09AM
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May 9, 2013
russeju wrote:
what color is wall paint
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Ben Herzog
Hi- It is Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise
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October 16, 2012
lisabeeby wrote:
Love the window shutters. Where are they from?
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oh what a shame I cant buy them now. Thx for the quick reply.
    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 8:43AM
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Ben Herzog
You could try
They have a good website too...
    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 12:36PM
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June 5, 2012
Michael Kline wrote:
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I am looking for one wall cabinet grille door. For my entertainment unit. Can you tell me where was the grille from. thanks
    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 2:53PM
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Ben Herzog
Architectural Grille is a good source as is Accurate Grille.
    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 7:33AM
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February 22, 2012
jennifer978 wrote:
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DeCocco Design
Looks like a painted tin ceiling, no?
    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 6:22AM
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Ben Herzog
Hi Jennifer-
Anne is correct. It is painted 'tin'.
It was in the house already but similar ceiling tile can be purchased. One place to try is Shanker Industries:
I have not done any business with them and I am not sure about the rates or shipping costs.
    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 8:39AM
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December 12, 2011
jennino1 wrote:
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Ben Herzog
We used some grilles from architectural grille or accurate grille- they come in aluminum or steel and can come with metallic finishes or pre-primed for paint
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December 11, 2011
sarahavranek wrote:
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What color on the walls? It looks the same as the moulding. Paint it a contrasting color to make it all pop!
    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 11:26AM
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Thank you for the information. It's a beautiful yellow.
    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 4:52PM
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December 9, 2011
stefanie1215 wrote:
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thanks so much for looking into this.
    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 7:55PM
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Beautiful space and rug!
    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 2:50PM
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: Brooklyn Townhouse Full of Light
Another intricately molded tin ceiling was preserved in this long living area. Originally, this space was even more narrow, which made it feel more like a hallway than a living room. Herzog had the rear wall opened up quite a bit to provide more space. The transitional niche between the living room and kitchen helped open up the room too. Couch: Room & BoardArmoire: CustomCoffee table: ABC Carpet & Home

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