Steven Harris Architects/Rees Roberts & Partners

Cobble Hill case study

Photo by Scott Frances

As relaxed as a beach house in the Pacific Palisades or Point Dume, this pavilion and adjacent terrace are the crowning touch on a brick townhouse in the bosky surroundings of Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill. Principal Lucien Rees Roberts notes that the chill mood was dictated by the client: “It is a very spare, minimal interior incorporating traditional elements, but more of an Aalto take on traditional.” With his team, Rees Roberts proposed an edited selection of 20th-century French and Nordic classics. “The Perriand stools, which become an integral component of the functionality, bring scale and movement to the space,” he says. The room feels generous because the pieces are modestly scaled. Great design is grounded in decisions like these.  

Photo by Lisa Hancock

“The presence of light and views is always a significant focus of ours. Light should make you look good and feel good.”
— Lucien Rees Roberts

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