RICKY KENIG RESIDENCE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 12/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Husband-and-wife principals James and Hayes Slade were tasked with renovating this 100-year-old, 3,200-square-foot town house for the divorced co-owner of the Ricky's chain of beauty-supply stores and his three young daughters. In other words, they needed to blend a bachelor pad and Barbie's dream house without missing a beat. Their solution was to organize spaces by floor: The basement became a den, the ground floor a loftlike living area and kitchen, the second level bedrooms for the girls, and finally a top-floor retreat for the man of the house. Here, a glassed-in floating staircase, complete with a magnet wall, terminates at a home office, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a dressing area with the biggest single-guy luxury of all: shelving for 100 pairs of sneakers.
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