Step Inside an Art-Filled 1200-Square-Foot Brooklyn Townhouse

When Lauren and Ben Lindsey set out to find a home for their family of four in Brooklyn, they immediately fell in love with the charm of this 1899 pre-war townhouse. Boasting beautiful crown moldings, high ceilings, oversize windows, and plaster details, the space had great bones and serious design potential. With lots of natural light, a backyard for their young boys, and enough space to host visiting family and friends without feeling cramped, it checked all the boxes.

However, before the family of four could move into the 1200-square-foot duplex in South Slope, the house needed a lot of work. "Operating on a shoestring budget, and with zero prior remodeling experience, we set out to keep the pre-war details intact while modernizing bathrooms and kitchen to create a perfect blend of modern amenities and historic style," Ben explained. As you'll see ahead, the dichotomy between these two extremes is precisely what makes this cozy family home charming.

Keep scrolling to take a tour of this inviting South Slope home. Prediction: Art lovers will swoon over the expertly curated artwork and handcrafted homewares throughout this space. Step inside.