Christopher Stark
& Cynthia E. Wood

Built in 1907, this stick-style Victorian required a down-to-the-studs remodel to better suit its occupants – a young client with an affinity for fashion, art and design, along with her infant daughter and growing family. Within the traditional envelope, JKA Design reimagined the interiors to integrate modern gestures, yielding a home where different eras and styles beautifully coexist.

The result is a singular residence for a client whose playful approach is perhaps best epitomized by the incorporation of British Designer Lee Broom’s Hanging Hoop Chair suspended from the 11-foot-tall living room ceiling.

The standout elements – often bold and edgy (and now a proper reflection of the homeowner) – include chevron flooring with alternating dark and light wood, in wide and thin planks, a custom brass stair rail, rich jewel tones, striking patterns, as well as luxe textiles such as mohair, velvet, and hair-on-hide. The energetic, modern kitchen features black & white geometric tiles paired with a custom range hood and custom cabinetry in burnished metals.

Graphic floor patterns combining three types of marble, and an eclectic selection of custom, contemporary, and vintage furnishings all work together to create a captivating dialog between classic and contemporary; between modern and history.