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In the News: Front Door Tradition, Back Door Innovation


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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The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
That is so cool on many levels! First of all, I love that they kept the facade up. I'm ALL for repurposing old buildings, but if their facades have historical contexts, they should be left up. So many times, an old building will be given a facelift that looks amazing and fresh when it goes up, but it soon looks dated and silly amongst the buildings whose architecture have withstood the test of time. By all means, be fresh and creative with your building design, but not by sacrificing several other important asthetics! Secondly, the interior and back are just cool in and of themselves!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
That is so cool on many levels! First of all, I love that they kept the facade up. I'm ALL for repurposing old buildings, but if their facades have historical contexts, they should be left up. So many times, an old building will be given a facelift that looks amazing and fresh when it goes up, but it soon looks dated and silly amongst the buildings whose architecture have withstood the test of time.By all means, be fresh and creative with your building design, but not by sacrificing several other important asthetics!Secondly, the interior and back are just cool in and of themselves!
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