Photography published in Architectural Digest
Brooklyn Heights Homes
“Beautiful proportion,” Edith Wharton wrote in her seminal late-nineteenth-century treatise The Decoration of Houses, “is that something, indefinable to the unprofessional eye, which gives repose and distinction to a room . . . in its effects as intangible as that all-pervading essence which the ancients called the soul.” Re-envisioned for a new age, The Standish’s Brooklyn Heights homes embody the classic qualities of turn-of-the-century design: beauty, timelessness and practicality, inspired by the essence of the Beaux-Arts aesthetics. With rigorous attention to classical details, the design of each residence, from one-bedroom homes to penthouses, combines the legacy of the “grand hotel” with modern accessibility and comfort.
Symmetry and balance are embedded in every aspect of the condominium homes at The Standish to provide the best of contemporary living. Elevated ceilings and wide windows fill the generous interiors with light. Panoramic city vistas, from the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, to the East River and the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges, inspire a sense of calm from every vantage point.
Distinctive bay windows provide a tangible connection to classic Brooklyn brownstone living, adding warmth and character to the interiors. In an interplay with Brooklyn Heights’ historic setting, select residences step into nature with private terraces floating above the treetops and all residents have access to a private rooftop terrace that allows for open vistas of the city. While symbolic of Old New York, the Brooklyn Heights homes embrace a cosmopolitan lifestyle and those distinctive qualities that Wharton once described as integral to living in a thoroughly modern world.
Carefully considered amenities integrate modern efficiency and the simplicity of a bygone era. Responding to the demands of contemporary lifestyles, ample storage space and custom-designed kitchens smoothly integrate living and dining. Kitchen cabinetry in a refined Shaker-style aesthetic is enhanced with premium Bertazzoni-Italia and Bosch appliances and natural brass Fantini fixtures.
Bathrooms feature rain showers, travertine and mosaic accents, and Fantini fixtures in natural brass. Undermount sinks and freestanding tubs in select residences add an extra element of simple, elegant practicality.