transFORM recently designed, manufactured and installed two custom built-in units for a restored brownstone in one of Harlem's most coveted historic districts. To achieve their traditionally elegant vision, the homeowners teamed up with our dynamic design duo -- Jill and Stacey.
What did they want? Did they have a favorite look or style they wanted you to create?
The homeowners referred to this area as the "lounge". Located off their master bedroom, it's a place where they can sit and relax and talk. They were looking for a design that not only fit their storage needs but also matched the original structure of their classic brownstone. They envisioned a traditional unit based on order, symmetry and balance.
How did you create this?
"Great care went into matching the style and color of this old historic building. It was very important for us to preserve and meet those original details." - J&S
All outside components were designed in a Stained Oak while all interior components were made from a Sunset Melamine. Stunning San Marino style door in varying depth, conveniently and stylishly conceals an HVAC system with proper ventilation. The solid wood decorative cabinet doors, along with the crown and base molding, creates a sophisticated and classic space you won't want to leave.
Additionally, a matching built-in bookcase was designed around the homes beautiful fireplace. Crown and base moldings add a retro geometric touch that matches the high beamed ceilings and traditional hardwood floors. This unit also includes a full length audio cabinet and functional working space.
How did this project improve their lifestyle?
"This project significantly changed their lifestyle for the better. This has been a long renovation for the homeowner and many parts are still not complete. However, they now have a fully functioning "lounge" where they can relax. With peace of mind, they can light a fire, listen to music or watch tv. They now also have a custom home office designed to maximize their space and complement their working style." - J&S