This brick Windsor Terrace house on one of the leafiest blocks in the neighborhood had few original details. The clients wanted open, connected living spaces for their three daughters and loved color and patterns.

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Architect: BFDO Architects
Year: 2017
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

From the architects: On the parlor floor, the entry is painted all blue to match the blue details in the cement floor tile. Inside, the layout is organized by a bookshelf-clad interior volume that houses the tv watching area separating the living space at the front from the kitchen and dining spaces at the back. The volume, which is painted entirely in a Tiffany blue, also defines a zone for the powder room and coat closet. The dropped ceiling conceals the minisplit air conditioner units.  The kitchen is finished in a gray, white and blue palette. A blue and white patterned cement tile backsplash and white upper cabinets contrast with all-gray lower cabinets and countertops. White oak is used throughout the house in the flooring, windows, shelf details, and the stair handrail. Large windows open out onto a rear deck and yard at the back. A pass-through window allows for easy serving from the kitchen to the outside. The powder room picks up the blue again with more cement tile and blue penny tile on the walls.

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Upstairs, the three children’s bedrooms, located in front, are finished in saturated hues.  An interconnecting door allows the twin daughters access to each other’s rooms.  Bird wallpaper on the ceiling distinguishes the youngest child’s bedroom.  The children’s bath is all blue and white.  At the back, the master suite is painted in paler tones, including a gray, marble and green bathroom.

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Downstairs, a saturated yellow feature wall brightens up the home office.  A reclaimed wood barn door separates this level from upstairs.  At the back, a glass door connects the lower level family room to the rear yard.

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

Sherman St Rowhouse by BFDO Architects

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This brick Windsor Terrace house on one of the leafiest blocks in the neighborhood had few original details

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