Wednesday, November 2, 2011

House Tour- Harlem brownstone transformed...

Textile designer Christina Azario spear-headed a massive renovation that added two more floors to the existing three and nearly doubled the square footage of a dilapidated traditional brownstone to create a whole new lofty residence for her family in New York...and the biggest surprise..it took all of 10 months!! To maintain the uniformity of the exterior with the other brownstones in the row, the facade was left untouched but beyond that everything else was completely overhauled. The back of the house was extended and the wall replaced with glass, adding both space and light. With a harmonious mix of rough and refined, traditional and contemporary, it is a beautiful light-filled home with a very clever maximization of the ultimate luxury in New York ...SPACE!

 Lets take a peek...

Kilim-covered chairs add color and pattern to the restrained palette of the living room...





The kitchen features stainless steel counter-tops and hand-painted cabinetry... integrating traditional and contemporary...





In the light-filled master bedroom , tufted headboards reach all the way up to the ceiling. The linens have all been designed by Azario...




In the master bath, the tub has a European look and fittings are Georgian inspired, yet the feel is very clean and contemporary...




The library has custom-made modern shelving which contrasts beautifully with the rustic Asian cocktail table and  the wooden Brazilian chairs. A Turkish rug adds warmth to the space...

 


To read the complete interview with Cristina Azario and to see more images, please visit here.

all images via elle decor

2 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Beautiful, the library landing looks like an amazing place to get reading and some work done! Janell

Anna@MyDesignEthos said...

What a beautiful home - I love the mix of rustic and global elements with chic modern style!

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