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Remembering Heather Tilev

We would like to dedicate this blog to a wonderful person we were all very lucky to have in our lives, Heather Tilev.  Heather was not only a colleague to us, she was a mentor, a leader, a friend and someone we all looked up to as the great designer that she was.  Her collaboration…

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Stairs as Form and Function

Most living spaces require some sort of book storage or object display, and in the case of these two Brooklyn residences, the double height spaces offered the perfect opportunity to design open storage into the stairs themselves. The combination of beautiful objects combined with thoughtfully detailed stairs is truly striking.

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Air Sealing Around Original Details

Implementing Passive techniques in historic rowhouses can be challenging, and this townhouse is no exception. When the original, ornate plaster crown could not be removed, it had to be incorporated into the continuous air barrier. The angled shelf below the crown creates a transition for the liquid applied air barrier to bridge from masonry to…

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New Life for Leaded Glass

This Upper West Side 12,000 square foot townhouse had countless Beaux Arts historic details hiding under layers of renovations and reconfigurations that resulted in significant deterioration. With the help of local artisans at Sunburst Studio, the leaded and stained glass throughout the house was revived and recreated in some areas to its original, magnificent condition.

Interiors

BIA Interiors features Murphy Beds

A Murphy bed is the perfect solution to create a versatile space. BIA Interiors designed this custom Murphy bed for a home office that needed to convert easily to a guest room. The bed is integrated into open bookcases and display shelves, as well as a built-in desk with filing storage. Shallow sconces inside the…

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Before & After: Bathroom Transformations

The owners of this Brooklyn apartment challenged us to reconfigure two bathrooms by adding a new shower in the master bathroom that was borrowed from the guest bathroom, which then became a powder room off the living space. The previous master bathroom felt detached and confined, but we were able to make it much more…

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Happy New Year!

With the rush of the holidays behind us, many of us are making resolutions that lead to health and happiness. Health (and happiness in our belly) starts in the kitchen, and we can’t imagine a better setting than this bright Upper West Side townhouse kitchen to welcome a fresh start in 2019. Working in collaboration…

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Happy Holidays from Baxt Ingui

Our holiday mailer features this major transformation of a freestanding Greenpoint townhouse with clear cedar siding, a double height entry, and a sliding glass hatch to the roof deck. Wishing you all a joyful end to 2018 and a bright beginning to the 2019 New Year. Happy Holidays!    

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Let’s take a walk…

…down memory lane! As we prepare our 2018 holiday mailer, we reminisce on years past and are grateful to add another chapter to our collection of greetings.   

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City College of NY Students Learning About Passive House

Last week, we were able to share the process of passive house construction with City College of New York’s “Low Energy Buildings / High-Performance Architecture” class. Taught by Alan Barlis of Barlis Wedlick Architects and adjunct lecturer Ben Leer of 475 High Performance Building Supply, the class of undergrad and graduate students toured a Baxt Ingui…