Photography by Joe Fletcher, courtesy of General Assembly

In Brooklyn Heights, architect Sarah Zames of firm General Assembly turned a dated 800-square-foot apartment into an “airy, welcoming home” for a pair of peripatetic creatives. Come with us on a tour.

“Our clients wanted to achieve a lot in a pretty small space,” said Zames. 

Zames replaced the existing fireplace with a dramatic, trowel-finished concrete unit complete with built-in firewood storage.

General Assembly retained the existing Kohler kitchen faucet and farmhouse sink but added new poured concrete countertops.

The lower cabinets (and refrigerator door) are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Black Blue and outfitted with brass pulls from Liz’s Antique Hardware in LA.

Just off the living room is a hallway library that leads to the office.

A library ladder from Putnam Rolling Ladder Co. allows access to a storage platform above the millwork and a bookshelf made of reclaimed wood.