Ben Herzog
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Park Slope Brownstone traditional-living-room

Park Slope Brownstone

Living room and entry hall.

Photography by Marco Valencia.

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May 15, 2014
mrsrjv wrote:
are the floors satin, or semi-gloss?
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Ben Herzog
Satin I believe...
    Bookmark   Thanked by mrsrjv    May 15, 2014 at 7:01PM
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what is the product inset in doors over returns, built in doors, etc.? They all match love that!
    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 4:07PM
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February 21, 2014
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Oak & Broad
I agree with Ben.
    Bookmark   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.
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October 14, 2013
Centergold wrote:
What was used on the ceiling very interesting
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Ben Herzog
Hi- this was the original(?) tin ceiling that we kept.
    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 8:10AM
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May 12, 2013
demimak wrote:
what are the dimensions of this entranceway
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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.
    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 5:05AM
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May 11, 2013
mt1621 wrote:
what kind of wood floors are those?
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Ben Herzog
Hi- these are 8" wide 'bespoke' pre-finished and scraped walnut floors from LV wood flooring
3 Likes    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 5:08AM
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beautiful floors and woodwork on the staircase
    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 4:55PM
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May 9, 2013
russeju wrote:
what color yellow paint
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Ben Herzog
Hi- it is Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise
    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 7:07PM
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December 13, 2012
tvald wrote:
Love the hutch, can you tell me who custom made it for you? thanks
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Ben Herzog
Hi- we designed it and Gala Woodworking in Brooklyn built it.
    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 11:40AM
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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!
    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 3:37PM
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Ben Herzog
Hi- I think it might even be eggshell or satin- not gloss.
    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 9:11AM
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January 9, 2012
Christine wrote:
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This is so inviting! What treatment is on the ceiling? It really is beautiful!
    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 5:49AM
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Would you mind sharing what color/brand paint you used...the walls are wonderful!
    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 3:31AM
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December 11, 2011
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Tks so much!
    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 6:44PM
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floors are fantastic
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 9:05PM
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December 11, 2011
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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.
    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 6:18PM
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Maddie G Designs / Shop Maddie G
The chandelier appears to be from canopy designs and we would be more than happy to help with pricing on this line. We offer a buying service for consumers to access "trade only" and "wholesale" home decorating products. Please feel free to contact us at
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December 11, 2011
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Ben Herzog
It is confirmed by the owner- Benjamin Moore OC 85 - Mayonaisse
    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 6:13PM
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Thank you so much!
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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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