Book Nook – Brooklyn, NY
Book Nook: A Family of bibliophiles 980-square foot corner Unit, on the top floor of a cooperative building in Brooklyns’ Windsor Terrace neigborhood
This project was crafted for a family of three, passionate bibliophiles. What was a cramped and dated 1953 unit was opened up and then softened with over 85 linear feet of sinuous Baltic birch millwork that flows from the front door, into the kitchen, through the library, across the living room and into the hallway. The millwork encompasses the kitchen cabinets and banquette, a desk, extensive library shelving and reading benches, closet doors and a living room credenza. Pegboards with a variety of wooden boxes can be constantly reconfigured, allowing the design to adapt to different needs of their growing book collection and eight year old son.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS
Tessa – Our original design called for a white refrigerator. When the white fridge arrived (I won’t name names) it did not live up to expectations or it’s claims of being “counter depth”. Unfortunately, at this point, all of the millwork had been built and installed and the opening left for the fridge was very specific. Ultimately, we switched to a panel ready fridge that was taller but the same width as the original. As the new fridge made a very slow journey from Italy, we modified the cabinet over the fridge into a shorter open cubby that is perfect for wine and fabricated panels for the fridge face and chunky wooden handles that were in keeping with the ones we had already fabricated for the dishwasher. The wooden panel fridge and added wine rack ended up being stronger visually than the white fridge!
NEVER GROW OLD
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK