We're proud to announce that our Brooklyn Heights Townhouse project is featured in the April issue of New York Cottages and Gardens. The 12-page article, Haute Brooklyn, describes how the owners, Florence and Alexandre Mars, discovered the property and sought the right architecture team to bring their French design sensibility to their new Brooklyn home. Picking the right architect was critical, and after interviewing five firms, they narrowed the choice down to Shea Murdock and Kelly Solon Murdock of Murdock Solon Architects. As the article describes, we worked closely with the owners, helping them not only with the architectural design and construction, but also with the interior design elements. "I told them I wanted a house where friends could kick off their shoes and relax – and they understood it," adds Florence, pointing out further that she and Alexandre were amazed with the firm's attentiveness, efficiency, and budget-mindedness. The guiding principle behind the design was the juxtaposition of old and new, creating visual and textural variety. The design exposed the natural wear and beauty of re-purposed materials. Special attention to lighting, both natural and artificial, highlighted different moments of the architectural details and underlined the thoughtful strategy given to the Read more
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Look for Murdock Solon Architects in this month's issue of Design Bureau magazine, featuring our Outside Edit + Design project. On the penthouse floor of a SoHo cast-iron building, this production studio represents a unique balance of historic preservation, innovative technology and warm interiors. The studio desired a light, loft-like setting that also met specific technical requirements for video and sound editing. Our solution was to construct a "house" with unique rooms for different functions.
Murdock Solon Architects was featured in Houzz this week. "Bathroom Design: Getting Tile Around the Vanity Right" highlighted the pros and cons of various vanity and tile choices. Houzz's John Whipple selected MSA's Rhinecliff Residence project from Dutchess county.
Designed by Murdock Solon Architect's Shea Murdock, the Manhattan boutique FD Gallery is featured in Architectural Digest's September 2013 issue. The article highlights boutique owner Fiona Druckenmiller and describes the space as a "cabinet of curiosities." The Upper East Side boutique showcases rare estate jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Murdock Solon Architects is featured in New American Luxury's July/August/September issue in "Making History Shine," by Christina Adams. Focused on Murdock Solon Architect's unique expertise in historic/landmark buildings and galleries, Adams describes the firm's approach to such challenges, including a strong understanding of the demands of New York City and a desire to preserve and enhance. She highlights how both owners' backgrounds work together so successfully:
Murdock Solon Architect's project is featured in "10 Ways Library Ladders Give Rooms a Lift," by Lisa Frederick. In the article, Frederick showcases ways to utilize ladders beyond the library. "Library ladders, which are rolling or sliding ladders that hang on a rail to provide access to high shelves, lend such a refined, polished air to the room they occupy. As you might guess from the name, they traditionally were used in libraries with high ceilings so that people could reach books stored on the top shelves. But today homeowners and designers use them in every room of the house…" Read the whole article here. To see more Murdock Solon Architects projects, visit the website here.
Murdock Solon Architects' project The Brooklyn Brownstone was featured in Cottages-Gardens.com this week. The article, by Maria Ricapito, describes the owner's (Mariza Scotch and Dièry Prudent) desires as they took on each detail of their home's remodel. From the entry to the backyard, Ricapito recaps how the they took time to personalize the space.