interiors · October 16, 2021 2


A Fluted Fireplace Surround Is A Central Feature In The Living Room Of This House In New York

A modern living room with a fluted fireplace surround.


Barker Associates Office has designed the interiors of an 1860s townhouse in Brooklyn, New York, where the inclusion of a fluted fireplace surround in the living room caught our eye.


A modern living room with a fluted fireplace surround.

The centerpiece of the living room has been crafted from plaster, and the sculptural curved adds a textural element to the room. The fireplace which travels the full height of the living room, also connects to low built-in shelves on either side, while highlighted is showcased on the wall, and a plant adds a touch of nature.

A modern fluted fireplace surround with a white finish.

The rest of the house includes arched openings, a large kitchen with a marble island and a butler’s pantry, steel-framed doors, a library and office with original moldings and fireplaces. Let’s take a look around…


A dining room with a large wood table, an arched doorway, and a fireplace.A modern kitchen with marble countertops, an undermount sink, bronze hardware and lighting, and a butler's pantry.
A contemporary interior with a white kitchen and black-framed steel doors and windows.A staircase with a grey handrail and matching stair treads.


A staircase with a grey handrail and a skylight.A sitting room with an arched fireplace that includes a tiled hearth.

A home office with tall windows and an arched fireplace that includes a tiled hearth.

A modern master bedroom with built-in shelving niches, and an arched doorway.


A modern master bathroom with an arched doorway, a wood and marble vanity, and a wood floor laid in a herringbone pattern.A modern walk-in shower with gold hardware, two shower heads, a glass shower screen and door, and a built-in bench.

A bathroom with a floating vanity, gold hardware and faucet, and grey tiled walls and bathtub surround.A powder room with gold accents, and black wallpaper that has pictures of women.

Photography by Francis Dzikowski/OTTO | Architect: Barker Associates Architecture Office – Alexandra Barker, FAIA, Principal | Interior Decorator: Jae Joo Designs | Contractor: Altek Construction | Structural Engineer: Zaki Albanna