March 29, 2023

Elevated by two aesthetes in an historic 1899 residence in Hartford, Connecticut, Audrey Rose Smith had an art-filled childhood. Her father was a preservation architect, and her mom ran an art gallery, so their home was continuously host to artists and their work. It’s only rational that Audrey afterwards turned a gallerist herself.

It also will make sense that she quickly fell in enjoy with a fellow innovative. Only 8 months right after meeting Ecuadorian photographer and designer Vicente Muñoz, the pair jointly acquired their prewar Clinton Hill apartment in Brooklyn. They married soon after, partnering in matrimony as very well as actual estate with no wanting back again.

Eight several years later on, the couple has cultivated a tight-knit and like-minded group in the neighborhood. Switch-of-the-century buildings by architects like William Tubby, Montrose Morris, and Ebenezer L. Roberts pepper the streets in which they routinely run into buddies and colleagues. “It feels like an artwork entire world sitcom,” Audrey quips. “The farmers current market is genuinely fascinating.” —Morgan Goldberg

Counter stools present a place for guests to accompany the chef in the kitchen area. Wood things more replicate the forest-motivated colored preference for the cabinetry.

© Viola Carboni

“I believe of a residence as a complicated machine in which anything new breaks down each day: a lamp, a faucet, a lock, an electric socket, the boiler, the refrigerator…. But when we can fail to remember about the accountability of ongoing servicing, we truly feel happy. Then the other aspect of the coin, opposed to the obligations of possession, is sheer gratitude.”

That was the contemplating of Álvaro Siza, the wonderful Portuguese architect who, at the age of 89, continues to encourage a youthful era. In their room, style and design duo Eugenia Rolando and Federico Patacchiola of Paros Architettura—a few in everyday living as properly as at work—start from these incredibly terms to produce subtly creative areas.

A key instance of their operate is Casa Costantino, a smaller but classy Rome condominium. The creating, a 1960s structure in the Ostiense district, is a stone’s toss from the renowned Garbatella location. The 700-square-foot condominium is all modern, and thanks to Paros Architettura, it is been remodeled from an previous spouse and children household comprehensive of recollections into a gentle-flooded ecosystem with a modern day come to feel. —Ludovica Stevan

Jeroen (still left), Stéphane, and their pet dog, Henry.

Anke Leunissen

Stéphane Monnet and Jeroen Dijkstra both have very good luck, very good timing, or just the good sense to know when one thing just feels appropriate. When they were apartment hunting in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Stéphane was trying to find out distinctly European surroundings—since he was moving from Toronto—and they observed them in a 1-bed room residence, downtown. “With all of its flourishes, substantial windows, and open up spaces, it was a great healthy,” Stéphane suggests. “It was previously snatched up, but that deal fell through at the past moment.”

Set within a setting up from the 1880s, experiencing a chaotic road on a single conclude and a verdant courtyard on the other, their residence had been just lately restored to reflect what existed way again when. Intricate crown molding sprawled throughout ceilings whilst wainscoting lined the decreased 50 percent of the walls, and that artistry was painted in shades of eco-friendly to contrast the white in between. Windows stretched around their contrasting out of doors views, and a good deal of light-weight streamed in. The few also had a private balcony to share, in scenario they ever required a nearer look at the birds, whose pleasurable tune woke them in the morning. —Kelly Dawson