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Dwell on Instagram: ""To call it faded would be a gross understatement," says architect Michael K. Chen, the founder and principal of @mkcarchitecture. Rotting ceilings; peeling lead paint and crumbling plasterwork; warped floorboards: Just a few years back, this brownstone in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn was in tatters. Built in 1895, the four-story home had been abandoned for 20 years, and looked it. But when its newest owners scooped it up, they were inspired by what was still apparent underneath the grime and decay: a playful color palette that included a bright raspberry in the living room, a sky blue at the staircase, and a fern green in the front hall. Reviving the home’s colorful spirit would become a top priority for the renovation: “Our strategy was really an attempt to tease out the qualities of light, and to maximize delight in the individual rooms,” recalls Chen, who held epic color palette meetings. Now, the brownstone features huge swaths of color in each room, and the flooring in the garden level is covered in a gradient of encaustic tiles that run the length of the entire home. Swipe to see the astonishing transformation and check out the full story at the link in our bio. – Photos 1-6 by @atanz Photos 7-9 Courtesy of @mkcarchitecture Story by @melissadalton_pdx Construction by @think_construction Structural Engineering by @liaengineering Landscape Design by @brooklandscape moderndesign modernarchitecture interiordesign interiorarchitecture renovation remodel gutrenovation brooklyn brownstone clintonhill beforeandafter historichome livingroom baywindow ligneroset colorful martinique wallpaper cwstockwell maximalist maximalism"

Dwell on Instagram: ""To call it faded would be a gross understatement," says architect Michael K. Chen, the founder and principal of @mkcarchitecture. Rotting ceilings; peeling lead paint and crumbling plasterwork; warped floorboards: Just a few years back, this brownstone in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn was in tatters. Built in 1895, the four-story home had been abandoned for 20 years, and looked it. But when its newest owners scooped it up, they were inspired by what was still ap