Color, creativity, cats and a captivating makeover – the House for Booklovers and Cats by BFDO Architects is a delight to walk into. An old Brooklyn row house that was altered and given a modern facelift to meet the specific needs of a couple who love books, modern art, cats and a relaxing lifestyle with a touch of Brooklyn’s inimitable flair. It is the parlor level that contains the ten-foot-high living area with a custom bookshelf that which is cleverly extended to fashion a circulation space for the two cats in the house. The inquisitive cats can meander through the flowing ledge and access different vantage points and trap doors that allow them to navigate through the top two levels of the home.
Benjamin Moore’s Melon Popsicle makes an appearance in shelf niches
It is the lowest level that contains the guest space along with the home gym and along with additional guest spaces. The top level is the private zone with the master bedroom along with the home office and study, which is a masterpiece in itself. A personal workspace on an elevated platform in the home office sits directly below a skylight and provides a calm and unique work area that seems detached from the rest of the house. A balcony along with staircase connects the house with the rear patio while it is still the parlor level with kitchen, dining and other public spaces that ends up stealing the spotlight!
Different shades of pink and coral give the interior a colorful personality
Front door of the refurbished row house in bright pink with plenty of spunky