The Chaplin Townhouse is located in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens. It was designed for an accomplished travel writer who contributed greatly to the design process with exotic and unique ideas for furnishings and finishes. The addition of gold fixtures, bohemian furniture, and metallic wallpaper come to the fore in the pared down spaces.

The townhome was gutted by a previous owner and no historic details remained, giving ERA a blank slate to start with. Select period details were recreated and original finishes were unearthed. A kitchen was added to the parlor level, air conditioning was strategically integrated, new windows were installed throughout, and doors to a new deck and stairway were added.


Design Team

Elizabeth Roberts
Josh Lekwa


The Result

Giving new life to original elements while creating a completely novel aesthetic that is reflective of a client’s vision.

Architecture | Interiors | Objects