When fashion designer Monica Botkier bought her Brooklyn townhouse in 2006, she had a clear vision of what she wanted it to be: A modern home that still had the integrity of its historic roots. After three years of renovations, her utopia is finally complete... and it's a house tour we had to share.
Botkier saw to it that the classic structures of the 1890 home were refurbished. Without compromising their original features, she freshened up the front parlor with its etched glass doors. She also updated the staircases by removing them from the home to be stripped of a hundred years worth of paint and turned the steam heat mantle into a working fireplace by building a chimney in the wall behind it. "We chose to modernize the whole place except for these key elements that are found throughout the home. A great juxtaposition of styles," she said.
Her decor style is definitely modern. The black sectional couch in the living room that sits below framed photos of stereos and the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen definitely give the space a current look. Oh, and the silver skulls sitting on top of the mantel? They're pretty hardcore.
We're particularly fond of the bright red doors and windows in the kitchen that lead to the backyard. The color gives the otherwise neutral room a bright pop.
Looking at this home, it's clear to see that Botkier not only has a knack for fashion design, but also for interiors.
Click through out slideshow to see photos of Botkier's home.