Ben Herzog
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Park Slope Brownstone contemporary living room

Park Slope Brownstone

Living room and entry hall.

Photography by Marco Valencia.

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sdturner1 wrote:
In a narrow room such as this should the floor boards go lengthwise? - We are gutting our old farm house and now working in the LR. We have chosen hemlock engineered boards for the floor. The room is quite narrow. Would installing these boards side ways make this room look wider? Thanks
   Comment   February 21, 2014
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Oak & Broad
I agree with Ben.
March 2, 2014 at 1:04pm   
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Going the long direction of the room also typically corresponds with the appropriate structural consideration for floor installation, which is to install floor planks perpendicular to the direction of the floor joists. Installing perpendicular to joists maximizes the strength and rigidity of your floor.

Aesthetics are always important but in most situations the structural component of floor installation is given precedence.
March 2, 2014 at 1:46pm   
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Centergold wrote:
What was used on the ceiling very interesting
   Comment   October 14, 2013
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Ben Herzog
Hi- this was the original(?) tin ceiling that we kept.
October 24, 2013 at 8:10am   
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demimak wrote:
what are the dimensions of this entranceway
   Comment   May 12, 2013
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Ben Herzog
Hi the small entry area is approx. 5'-6" wide and about 5'-9" from the wall opening / end of the couch back to the entry door.
May 23, 2013 at 5:05am   
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mt1621 wrote:
what kind of wood floors are those?
   Comment   May 11, 2013
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Ben Herzog
Hi- these are 8" wide 'bespoke' pre-finished and scraped walnut floors from LV wood flooring
May 23, 2013 at 5:08am     
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beautiful floors and woodwork on the staircase
July 3, 2013 at 4:55pm   
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russeju wrote:
what color yellow paint
   Comment   May 9, 2013
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Ben Herzog
Hi- it is Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise
May 9, 2013 at 7:07pm   
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tvald wrote:
Love the hutch, can you tell me who custom made it for you? thanks
   Comment   December 13, 2012
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Ben Herzog
Hi- we designed it and Gala Woodworking in Brooklyn built it.
December 14, 2012 at 11:40am   
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babrockman wrote:
Artwork? - Can you tell me where the artwork on the far right wall is from? Thanks!
   Comment   April 1, 2012
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Allison Spies Interiors
Can you tell me what sheen the tin ceiling is painted? Hi gloss or semi-gloss? Thanks!
April 11, 2013 at 3:37pm   
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Ben Herzog
Hi- I think it might even be eggshell or satin- not gloss.
April 12, 2013 at 9:11am   
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Christine wrote:
Hi Ben, I am new here at Houzz so forgive me if I break any question asking rules. We own a Brownstone in Clinton Hill. My question is. What exactly is involved in removing the (supposed load bearing) walls on both the parlor and garden floors. My next question is I see a radiator cover but am very interested in running HVAC for better air quality. Is that possible in an old Brownstone? Thanks.
   Comment   January 9, 2012
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This is so inviting! What treatment is on the ceiling? It really is beautiful!
November 9, 2012 at 5:49am   
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Would you mind sharing what color/brand paint you used...the walls are wonderful!
December 23, 2012 at 3:31am   
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jeanieolson wrote:
Type of wood used on floor?
   Comment   December 11, 2011
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Tks so much!
December 12, 2011 at 6:44pm   
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floors are fantastic
February 2, 2013 at 9:05pm   
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motherbear wrote:
Who makes the chandelier?
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Ben Herzog
That, I believe, is a Sara A83 (small) with 9" canopy. This was completely sourced by the owners and they may have gotten it at ABC carpet.
December 12, 2011 at 6:18pm   
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momsgarden wrote:
Could you please tell me the name/mfr of the wall's beautiful.
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Ben Herzog
It is confirmed by the owner- Benjamin Moore OC 85 - Mayonaisse
December 12, 2011 at 6:13pm   
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Thank you so much!
December 13, 2011 at 3:22am   
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: Brooklyn Townhouse Full of Light
This opening was widened to give the narrow living room a more balanced sense of proportion. The project's contractor, John Kemp Construction, replaced the crown molding on the ceiling, and cut out and reattached all of the tin with exquisite care so that it would look as though the room was always this size. Chandelier: Canopy Designs, ABC Carpet & Home
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Row house interiors are long and narrow spaces. Typically a stair hall at one side and living rooms to the other. Large openings between all the rooms allow natural light to permeate the interior.
Here we can see how a traditional middle-class Victorian layout has been adapted for modern living. A long, thin entrance hall would have opened to the drawing room on the right, then a separate dining room would have followed by the kitchen at the end. This conversion really opens up the space while still having clear sitting, dining and hall areas. The drawing room would have had a fireplace, but this has been removed and replaced with practical wall units; the dining room fireplace has been kept.
This smaller chandelier in light-colored glass draws the eye up to this townhome's intricate tin ceiling. See the rest of this townhouse

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