For this 20-foot wide brownstone on Union Street, ERA highlighted original details while adding in elements that expressed the clients’ interest in playful, unique and casual spaces. The preserved staircase is a statement piece, as are new plaster crown moldings and a fireplace mantle. Setting the home apart from most townhouse projects, the access to the outdoors is via the garden level family room, allowing the rear wall of the kitchen to be utilized. A sink is perfectly centered, with the window providing views to the garden below. This clean, white space also features countertops of Paonazzo marble, unlacquered brass fixtures and a custom-made metal hood. The home’s mansard roof resulted in a striking shower design and unique window details in the top floor master bath, which also featured furniture-like millwork and a preserved, relocated fireplace mantle.