Dream Home: Renovated Historical Townhouse in New York City

Today’s dream home is a renovated townhouse in Brooklyn, New York. It has the cozy appeal of a refuge from a busy city and the satisfying functionality of small space living. Owner and designer Alison Jennison left exposed the original wood beams and brick walls and blended them with modern details and warm textiles. The design feels rich in historical detail yet airy and fresh. To see more, visit Alison Jennison’s Portfolio. Photos by Jessica Glynn. Enjoy!


The kitchen is a beautiful contrast of crisp white subway tile paired with moody painted cabinetry. I like the richness of the wooden shelving and butcher-block counter and how it ties in to the exposed wooden beams above. The brass details and exposed edison-bulb lights in the ceiling create a cool casual loft vibe.



The bedroom is pretty with layered vintage textiles and that amazing wall-papered statement wall that works as a headboard. The minimalist tulip table provides function without taking away from the patterns and textures of the space.



In the living room, the fresh white walls and airy linen shades bring light to the warm beamed ceiling and brick feature wall. That gorgeous dark vintage rug grounds the space, while white furniture keeps it from feeling too heavy.


The gray painted staircase modernizes the entry and makes the carved details of the railing stand out.



The bathroom styling is beautiful with a perfect blend of old and new. A pretty powdery blue guest bath styles old-world cement tile with a tie-dyed hand towel and in the master bath, a matte black clawfoot tub is paired with a modern mobile chandelier.

This Brooklyn town home is dreamy with historical character layered with modern details. I would love to visit! For more dream home inspiration see this Southern beauty or this modern ranch farmhouse.

Happy Thursday!



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