Sixth Avenue

A poet and critic from Morocco requested a home that reflected their love of reading and Morocco. This gut renovation of a Brooklyn Park Slope townhouse featured a five story bookcase surrounding an open stair. The new bulkhead addition equipped with a solar panel array, funneled light to the center of the building. The outside garden was embraced by the kitchen rear greenhouse extension. Tiles, doors, lighting, screens and forms, inspired by traditional Moroccan art were used throughout the house. One screen featured the work of Sara Ouhaddou and depicted an alphabet of Arabic forms.

Photography by Karen Harmelin-Tropea

Brooklyn, New York |  4,000 sq ft | 2016