A historic Brooklyn townhouse was transformed for modern living by local studio OAD Interiors. Greenpoint Townhouse sits on a tree-lined street in the heart of Greenpoint’s Historic District, surrounded by churches dating back to the 19th century. It was the studio’s mission to bring the rich colouring, history, and warmth of the heritage neighbourhood into the home.
The studio transformed the house from a two-family with many room divisions into an open layout, sun-soaked, single-family home with a large area for entertaining and ample storage adding a door off of the kitchen with steps to the backyard and a BBQ deck.
The 2nd-floor kitchen was turned into a bathroom suite off the master bedroom. Original stained glass French doors in the bedroom lead to another large room which was turned into a walk-in closet.
In collaboration with Eskayel, a Brooklyn textile design company, the studio created a striking custom scale wall covering of their“Laurel Forest Punta” pattern. The flooring “Inca Gray Basalt” a chevron mosaic, adds depth and a bold contrast to the vibrant wall covering. The rust colour of the neighbouring churches was brought into the home and much of the lighting was selected for being evocative of the divine. In continuing the celebration of craft that lives in the preserved original details of the house, we filled the home with makers.