Park Slope Townhouse

Thought the Brooklyn architects carefully restored this majestic limestone row house, their new insertions were sleekly modern.  This high contrast shows in details like the cast glass globes hung over the ornate wood stair.  They used soapstone not only for the kitchen counters, but also for the baseboards and flooring border.  And a mod stained glass door lightens the heavy wood moldings of a traditional dining room.  Meanwhile, an over-sized aquarium gives the TV room an under-water vibe.  Out of doors, they sculpted the garden and rooftop into open-air rooms for dining and lounging.

photos: Jason Schmidt