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Time for a Rooftop Cookout!

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy warm summer evenings on a rooftop. Outdoor kitchens make a rooftop feel like a true living space, and these shown below are functional enough to make entertaining a breeze. The chef no longer needs to be stuck inside. Bon appetit!            In collaboration…

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‘Syncopation’ featuring Michael Ingui

The William Ris Gallery is pleased to feature Michael Ingui in their upcoming Syncopation duo show in Jamesport, NY. Inspired by the connection between jazz music and the visual arts, the curated show will include paintings that are both influenced by and executed through the syncopated rhythms of music. What an interesting venture to see how…

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Already August!

As we enter the second half of our beautiful, summer season, imagine soaking up the setting sun while dining al fresco in this indoor-outdoor kitchen area. Savor every last warm evening with this expansive NanaWall combination that’s perfect for hosting a summer barbecue or making a family dinner that much more special.      …

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Before + After : Color Edition!

This kitchen may have been transformed, but these homeowners’ love for color remains. A shift in palette and some tweaks to the kitchen’s organization make a huge difference in this renovation – notice what a difference the larger breakfast bar opening makes.                          …

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Fire Island Face”lift”… Literally

This Fire Island home underwent a partial interior renovation before Hurricane Sandy caused irreparable damage to the Atlantic coastline in 2012. After FEMA regulations went into effect, we helped the Owners raise the entire home a safe distance above water level, which required twelve foot long pile foundations that were drilled six feet into the…

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The Greenhouse Effect

We love putting a little extra thought into typical features of townhouses to make them unique to each project. We re-purposed this existing lightwell off the kids’ bathroom into a terrarium space. When the sun goes down, the planter can be backlit for a nightlight effect. No more spooky goblins to creep into your child’s…

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Home Movie Theater … Popcorn Anyone?

Baxt Ingui had the opportunity to include this home movie theater in a Brooklyn townhouse cellar – a welcome change from the typical, utilitarian storage spaces. The existing cellar was excavated to create stadium seating, which required a structural foundation shelf that is cleverly re-purposed as a viewing platform for the kids. BIA Interiors incorporated…

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Seamless Steam Shower

Steam showers need a slightly pitched, tiled ceiling to avoid ‘raining’ condensation droplets. In this Brooklyn Heights townhouse, we recessed the tile above the ceiling plane to allow the shower glass to extend full height. The shower ceiling then pitches downward to seamlessly connect with the ceiling plane. Often, good design is design that goes…

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Living Wall featured in Wall Street Journal

A quiet, but lush expanse of natural growth covers a vertically expansive wall of this Cobble Hill home that was featured in this Wall Street Journal article discussing the advantages of green living walls. Not only does this example blur the boundaries that define ‘out’ from ‘in’, but it actually creates a cleaner interior environment for…

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BEFORE + AFTER

It is never too late to bring a deteriorated building back to life! Since the tax photo that was taken in the 1930s, this wide corner house in Cobble Hill slowly declined until it was fully restored inside and out by our firm a number of years ago. We have since re-designed the interior spaces…