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Red Hook Home Has Open Spaces, Secret Garden

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Inside 161 Coffey Street. All photographs by Evan Bindelglass.

It's always cool to go somewhere that's usually off-limits. Usually, a perfect stranger's home is off-limits. But not today. On Sunday, architect Thomas Warnke of space4a opened his Red Hook home to the public as part of Open House New York weekend. He purchased what was basically a two-story home that hadn't been touched in decades, gutted it, and, in 2013, completed a massive renovation. The space is very open (not many doors can be found) and features numerous outdoor areas.

[Quiet Coffey Street.]

Located at no. 161 on quiet Coffey Street right near the harbor, what is happening inside this home is belied by its rather ordinary façade. Warnke's decorating style is a bit eclectic and incorporates a living room table made from pier wood. There is a secret garden, plus built-in bowls for the three pets, roof areas with views of Manhattan and Staten Island, and even a meditation room. Check out more photos below.


· space4a [Official]
· Coffey Street Residence [OHNY]
· All Open House New York coverage [Curbed]