Sleek New York City townhouse exhibits eye-catching details


This contemporary townhouse was designed by Etelamaki Architecture, located in Prospect Heights, a neighborhood in the northwest of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. This three-story family home is full of custom features and unique design; beginning with the beautiful flooring that helps to infuse warmth into this otherwise modern space. The flooring throughout the main living spaces is engineered wood— Hakwood European Oak Noble by LV Wood Floors. The sleek fireplace surround in the stylish living room is comprised of Calacatta Premium Marble (source). The Tokyo Coffee Table with a glass top adds to the minimalism of the space (source). The Trend Lighting Big Arc Floor Lamp provides sleek accent lighting over the space. An expansive window invites nature inside, while at the same time bathing the room with natural light.


An open plan living/kitchen/dining area flows harmoniously from one space to the next, which helps make entertaining a breeze. The sleek kitchen offers custom teak veneer shelving and panels, showcasing barware for accessibility as well as serving dishes. The kitchen cabinetry features basic white Ikea cabinets. A small breakfast bar counter allows guests to visit with the chef. A wood ceiling above the kitchen features integrated four foot long T8 linear fluorescent light fixtures.


What We Love: This fabulous townhouse offers clean lines and plenty of stylish features to make for a very livable family home. We love the mix of high end pieces and budget-friendly items such as Ikea cabinetry, creating a very relaxed atmosphere. Custom details such as the sliding panel doors in the upstairs living are makes this home a one-of-a-kind. There is plenty of eye candy in this home, we hope you feel inspired!

Tell us, what was your favorite design feature in this home and why?


Above: The eye-catching kitchen backsplash tiles are from Heath Ceramics Classic Field collection. They are 2 x 6 tiles in the color Fog M63, in a matte glaze.


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Above: In the dining room, a beautiful wood table comprised of sustainable solid shesham wood planks takes center stage, sourced from CB2. To complete the aesthetic, the dining table is accented by the Real Good Chair in copper by Blu Dot.



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Above: “The bannister is made from welded off the shelf steel components, including 1 1/2″ diameter steel tubing and 1/2″ diameter solid steel rods,” states the architect.




Above: On the upstairs level, a cozy bright green hued living area features custom designed and fabricated door panels. The perforated panels were designed by the architect and made by Milgo Bufkin. The frames were then fabricated and installed by New York-based Tjun Industries. A skylight helps to illuminate the stairwell, while a beautiful Jonathan Adler Meurice Chandelier (source) caresses the space in soothing light during the evening hours.


Above: The bright color in this living/library den is Benjamin Moore in the color ‘Chartreuse’ #2024-10. The coffee table is a narrow slat bench that was sourced from West Elm, however it is unfortunately no longer available. They do have plenty of other great pieces that can be just as inspiring to decorate your home; they are one of our favorites!


Fun Fact: The above sliding panels are 40″ x 100″ and they weigh in around 150 pounds each! They are comprised of 1/8″ thick carbon steel sheets with three different sized holes punched out. All four of the panels are fully operable.


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Above: The fabulous spa-like master bathroom oasis features plenty of stylish elements, such as the 8 x 24 Spa White Quartzite tile flooring in a velvet finish (source). In front of the vanity on the floor are lateral teak bath mats sourced from CB2. The beautiful cast iron Nexus bathtub was sourced from Toto, another one of our favorite companies. The custom vanity is comprised of quartersawn teak veneer plywood, with dimensions of 21″D x 66″W x 4″H. The faucets over the Toto Larissa vessel sinks were purchased from Zuchetti.


Above: The Graphite slate wall tiles (source) in the master bath contrast beautifully with the white quartzite flooring. The mirrors are actually medicine cabinets from the Catalan collection by Kohler. The Solitaire modern pendant lights feature an Edison style bulb in the center, adding a stylish finish to this stunning bathroom (source).


Above: The cozy nursery feels bright and airy, painted in Benjamin Moore’s ‘Concord Ivory’ HC-12. The light fixture was a score on the “all things handmade” website, Etsy!



Above: In the children’s bathroom, the vanity and sink are from Ikea. The interesting light fixture is from the contemporary online store, “One Forty Three“.


Above: In the powder bathroom, the wallcovering was sourced from Calico, in the pattern Wabi River.


Photos: MIkiko Kikuyama

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