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April 28, 2016
A family doesn’t have to travel far for a private oasis away from the busy city.
intage Milo Baughman chairs, Darren Vigilant side table and B&B Italia sofa define the living room.

Designed by David Trubridge, this New Zealand raft is both an artistic statement and a durable bench. Howell recalls how his daughters actually used it as a seesaw when they were younger. Vintage Milo Baughman chairs, Darren Vigilant side table and B&B Italia sofa define the living room.

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Designed by landscape architect Steven Tupu of Terrain, the backyard features Dogwood, Crab Apple, and Japanese Maple trees.

Designed by landscape architect Steven Tupu of Terrain, the backyard features Dogwood, Crab Apple, and Japanese Maple trees. The backyard is furnished with IKEA lounge chairs around a custom ipe wood table.

 

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Under the Lindsay Adelman light fixture, the dining area features a custom table by DHD and BDDW dining chairs.

Matching stained white oak flooring and custom cabinetry give a sense of continuity throughout the space. Under the Lindsay Adelman light fixture, the dining area features a custom table by DHD and BDDW dining chairs. BDDW stools are around Caesarstone island. The BDDW Lake Console completes the open area.

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The  Alabastro marble is from Gramartech and Holland & Sherry Grasscloth wallcovering finish the bathroom

Lindsay Adelman sconces paired with a circular BDDW mirror are exactly the eclectic details that the Howells sought to incorporate into an otherwise classic master bathroom. The  Alabastro marble is from Gramartech and Holland & Sherry Grasscloth wallcovering finish the bathroom.

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A vintage Venini chandelier and custom headboard by DHD accent the master bedroom

The Howells engineered their loft for year-round indoor comfort. “We have Control4 as our smart system that controls lights, music, and temperature.” says Howell. Additionally, double glaze windows prevent excessive solar heat gain. A vintage Venini chandelier by Carlo Scarpa and custom headboard by DHD accent the master bedroom.

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All-natural wool rugs and vintage pendant lighting in a child's bedroom

The twins wanted their own bedrooms that could each their individual styles. Like the rest of the loft, one of the twin’s rooms features all-natural wool rugs and vintage pendant lighting.

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Colorful tiling from SICIS and Nemo Tile & Stone give the bathroom a playful air

The twins had a voice throughout the entire design process, including the suggestion to have two vanities in the bathroom. Colorful tiling from SICIS and Nemo Tile & Stone give the bathroom a playful air.

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intage Milo Baughman chairs, Darren Vigilant side table and B&B Italia sofa define the living room.

Designed by David Trubridge, this New Zealand raft is both an artistic statement and a durable bench. Howell recalls how his daughters actually used it as a seesaw when they were younger. Vintage Milo Baughman chairs, Darren Vigilant side table and B&B Italia sofa define the living room.

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David Howell had his work cut out for him and his eponymous firm, David Howell Design (DHD), when he took on building his own home equipped with its own garden. The loft, which he shares with his wife, interior designer Steffani Aarons, twin daughters, and Abyssinian cat, Isis, not only offers all the public amenities of the nearby Gramercy Park, but is also a few minutes away from Howell’s firm. Howell explains,“Once [the patio] was planted and started to grow we felt like we had created a secret garden in the middle of a concrete city. We live out there when the weather permits.”

 

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