We're happy to present a post from Stylelist Home.
When fashion designer Monica Botkier bought her Brooklyn town house 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 the 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. Looking at this home, we clearly see that Botkier not only has a knack for fashion design, but also for interiors.