The Brooklyn Home:
Modern Havens in the City
Our vision for this Florida property was informed by the family’s regular trips to the Greek Islands and the Amalfi coast. To bring that vision to life, we paired antique wood framing with Mediterranean-inspired whitewashed floors, and included subtle maritime details like brass fixtures, a porthole window and rope cabinet pulls.
The central space was expanded with a truss from an 1860s barn, sourced from upstate New York where the owners were from, bringing a piece of their original home to their new home. Designed to accommodate a growing number of grandchildren in sophisticated style, the layout relies on charming, thoughtful surprises like built-in bunk beds and a bathroom with triple sinks, as well as sofas on wheels for easy movement. Three vibrant sliding doors by Artist-in-Residence Fitzhugh Karol bring colors like Yves Klein blue and lime green into the space, while Karol’s original carved wood banister, mantel, and bed frames blend seamlessly with the home’s collection of art by acclaimed sculptor Len Urso and others.
Photography by Nickolas Sargent