Hard as it may be to believe, these two pictures are actually of the same house. This 1890s Federalist home, located in Manhattan, has a traditional facade when you face it from the street, while its backyard view reveals a sleek, modern renovation. Owned by Ellen Weiman and Dubi Silverstein, the couple honored the Landmarks Commission's wishes by remaining faithful to the building's original facade in front, but then let their hair down with the building's back facade and its interior, which is closer to a loft inside. To see more lovely photos of the home's interior (chock full of midcentury furniture) read the whole article at the New York Times.
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