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A Caf Remodel Rolls Back Time

A Caf Remodel Rolls Back Time

Among layers of design, a spot to eat, drink, and ponder opens Owner Mike Stamatelos felt a space to decompress from the outside world was needed and, as his debut in hospitality, opened Porcelain in the Queens, New York neighborhood of Ridgew.. Read More →

This Kitchen Is Made for Family Gathering

This Kitchen Is Made for Family Gathering

It basically doubled in size Project: Open up a dated kitchen Before: Gina, a product director, and Dan, who works in account and finance, moved into his childhood home in Media, Pennsylvania, after relocating for a new job and learning th.. Read More →

A Hotel Hotspot Gets Upbeat in Chinatown

A Hotel Hotspot Gets Upbeat in Chinatown

The concept of Concept, in Hotel50 Bowery, puts the noir in nightclub As one of a trio of on-site culinary options inside Chinatowns Hotel 50 Bowery, Concept, the hotels boutique nightclub, was looking to redesign its space. The after-hours lo.. Read More →

A Leaky Ceiling: The Perfect Excuse for a Renovation

A Leaky Ceiling: The Perfect Excuse for a Renovation

A townhouse gets reorganized, from walls to lighting to storage After photos byKate Glicksberg for Sweeten Having only moved into what was supposed to be a turnkey five-story property in this 1899 Brooklyn townhouse just eight m.. Read More →

Peeling Back The Layers In Park Slope

Peeling Back The Layers In Park Slope

Decades after its last reno, a prewar condo takes on a new life Finding the perfect apartment for one can be a challenge in New York City, let alone for a growing family that includes a 2.5-year-old, a 2-month-old, and pet, Maggie. Sometimes i.. Read More →

A Traditional House Remodel Offers a Dose of Modern

A Traditional House Remodel Offers a Dose of Modern

Good bones bring new life to a kitchen, bathroom, and a central foyer After photos byMichael Hnatov for Sweeten Im shocked by how long it took us to renovate, the owner of this Westchester, New York, home said. You know what the.. Read More →

A Studio Loft and Balcony Check All the Boxes

A Studio Loft and Balcony Check All the Boxes

A renovation gives a design-obsessed owner the ultimate pad For a lot of singles in New York City, a 500-square-foot Greenwich Village studio with both a lofted bedroom and an outdoor balcony would sound like a pie-in-the-sky find. But new hom.. Read More →

A Third Bedroom for a Tribeca Home

A Third Bedroom for a Tribeca Home

An uncertain layout gives back to a family of four When Sarah and Alok closed on a Tribeca 2-bed, 2-bath condo in the spring, timing was tight. Sarah was 37 weeks pregnant when they signed the papers, and their daughter, Zoe, was born jus.. Read More →

Finding Charm in the Big City

Finding Charm in the Big City

A Queens sanctuary inspired by the outdoors When Monique, who works as a human resources executive, moved from Brooklyn back to Queens, she wanted to create a home that was part American Craftsman-style and part modern functionality. Inspired .. Read More →