Eric and Michele, their four sons, and the family's bearded collie.
Architects Michele Kolb and Eric Rosenberg opened up their 1890s brownstone to maximize natural light. The art hanging in the entry hall was part of a fifth-grade class project by one of the boys.
The 1970s-era kitchen has become a sunny cooking and dining area with a glass wall and an adjacent wood terrace.
The main floor is now a sunny loft-like living area, with just enough old-fashioned architectural details-fireplace, moldings-to keep the house grounded in history.
A family portrait painted on a louver.
Stripped bare by a previous owner, the brownstone façade was restored to match a vintage photograph.
The twins' bedroom, with a construction-paper alphabet frieze made by their brothers.
The staircase connects all levels, with a skylight at the top.
The study can be adapted into a bedroom for guests.
When guests arrive, the his-and-her master bathroom can be separated into two discrete spaces with a sliding door.