The best house on the Park Slope House Tour was this former carriage house that has been turned into a modern light-filled home by its owners (an architect conveniently married to a contractor). Let's take a tour:
This first shot on the left is a view of the main living room from the back of the house. Under the stairs in the distance you can just see the open front door. From that front door you enter a hallway that leads to the beautiful wood kitchen, followed by an open dining/living area. Next comes a courtyard enclosed by floor to ceiling windows and glass doors, which serves as a giant atrium flooding the main floor with light. You can see the courtyard in the second shot (taken from the kitchen). To the side of this atrium another hallway, which serves as a gallery, leads to a powder room in the corner and a study with more floor to ceiling windows along the back of the courtyard.
The gallery that runs along the side of the courtyard is filled with a collection of paintings and musical instruments (on the floor). The house was full of art, mostly paintings by the same artist that used a tropical palette. I can't remember seeing a better example of wall art enhancing a domestic space. The paintings linked various rooms in the house, gave the home a very personal air, and really built on the idea of a light-filled box. The second shot shows the skylight over the staircase leading to the second floor.
Upstairs were three bedrooms (one used as a study/guest room) and two baths. The bedrooms and hallway featured these very modern built-in bookshelves. Check out that incredibly well-organized closet! From the stairwell you get a wonderful view of the entire open living space and courtyard. As you can see the furniture is very Danish modern.
I'll end with a view of the beautiful kitchen. I love the use of warm wood and the open shelving above the island that helps divide the kitchen from the dining area without blocking light. Another light sharing device was this back splash of glass blocks behind the sink that gives you a view of, yes they really have one, the garage! I suppose another benefit of is that you can see when your sweetie comes home. Who wouldn't want to come back to a home like this?