Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Projects: Cobble Hill Rental Renovation

You've seen it a million times.  Drab pics of generic interiors that nobody wants...

And then other times you see amazing pics that feel out of a magazine and so out of reach.  Pics that make you say, "I want to go to there."  Well, sometimes those places are the same places.  Our pals Ruth & Bobby at Co Adaptive Architecture have done it again with a super-stylin' re-do of a previously-generic Cobble Hill rental.

They took a corner unit weighing in at only 675 sqft, open up the kitchen, and made a legit 2BR out of it by taking advantage of exposures on 3 sides...

The went with a raw industrial chic look at times.  Bobby and Ruth told us the exposed brick "added both some additional texture, and a couple to inches to the place".


And, "Because the client was adamant about not having chrome anywhere in the apartment, we designed custom faucets and a shower by using the copper piping that is usually hidden from view in the walls."

And our favorite part is the repurposed bowling alley floor turned into the modular kitchen island / dining table...

They told us, "All doors are re-claimed, and the flooring was re-finished a light grey to contrast to all of the wood in the kitchen, and blend all areas in which we had to patch flooring seamlessly."  With a budget that came in under $70K, this is pretty nifty stuff.  When you're after a look more unique than an outer-Brooklyn rental reno projects like ours, but you can't quite afford the level of Cousin John, it's nice to see there are stylish, custom alternatives.  There's actually a small co-op in prime Park Slope available under $400K that'd be perfect for a revamp like this.

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