This colorful crib in the Cooper Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York is part of a row of family homes initially built in the 1950s. Each of the dwellings comes with a rear and front courtyard and place for parking, However, they have an outdated layout and are too small to accommodate the living needs of small families nowadays. General Assembly have redesigned one of these buildings, adding flexible elements to help owners better interact with the space. The result is a fresh and inviting residence, filled with design creativity.
According to the designers, special features of the house include a master bathroom with a floating teak vanity, custom kitchen cabinetry with concrete counter tops, a kitchen island with built in wine storage and additional custom storage throughout. A solid oiled white oak suspended shelving was custom-designed for the kitchen. The shelves are supported by steel bracing and anchored into a steel plate in the ceiling. By opening up the shelving above the sink, General Assembly was able to capture the light from a nearby skylight and the surrounding windows to create an open, sun-filled environment for serious cooking. [Information provided by General Assembly; Photography by Joe Fletcher]