This 19th century brick building was an abandoned shell when we first visited the property. Located on a cobblestone street near the waterfront of Red Hook, the townhouse has clear views of Governor’s Island and The Statue of Liberty. To maximize the views, we organized the floor plans to feature an open floor plan at the top level–one space including the kitchen, living and dining areas. Bedrooms are located on the second floor while the street level features a generous mudroom including a chesterfield sofa that allows the space to double as a lounge. The kitchen was designed to be more utilitarian and durable, with subway tiled walls keeping the space bright and easy to clean. The dining room’s simplicity compliments the functional kitchen, while the living room focuses on comfort and water views. The upper level rooms share a warm yet bold trim color paired with a durable plaster on the walls. The eclecticism throughout the interiors is perfectly paired with a beautifully restored floor of antique heart pine.