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A festival celebrating New York’s modern design with tours of the city’s most coveted interiors
September 27–October 4, 2013
Background Photo Credit: Union Square Duplex, Resolution: 4 Architecture

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Photographs: Francis Dzikowski / Esto.

State Street Townhouse

From the façade to the building’s blueprint, architect Ben Hansen’s State Street townhouse is indisputably modern – however its contemporary appearance does not detract from the home’s Brooklyn roots. Hansen intended the townhouse to be integral to its urban context as well as a conversation between the old and the new.

Keeping in mind that the millennial family tends to congregate in the kitchen rather than the parlor, Hansen designed the State Street property to emanate from this room. The custom kitchen, complete with Flavor Paper wallpaper, feels traditionally modern while retaining a bit of Brooklyn grit. Upstairs, the couple’s three children share two bedrooms with a connecting bathroom, creating a fun open plan to contain them for years to come. The bedroom level is filled with natural light and leads up to a scenic green roof that stores rainwater and nourishes the garden. The backyard, with its pair of swings, sandbox, and BBQ, completes this idyllic Brooklyn home.

Ben Hansen
Ben Hansen Architect

Ben Hansen debuted at Rafael Vinoly Architects in 1993 after graduating from Columbia University's Architecture School. Following a decade of working at New York's top firms, Hansen founded his own firm in 2001. While Hansen is extremely skilled in designing residential homes, his talent extends into urban planning, sustainable design, and commercial skyscrapers. Hansen’s passion and ability to navigate complex challenges is apparent in all of his projects.

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour New York’s most coveted interiors.



See the Homes:

Saturday: Manhattan
14th Street Loft
Fractal Pad
Lafayette Townhouse
Meatpacking Loft

Sunday: Brooklyn
Dean Street Townhouse
Flavor Paper Pad
Pacific Street Trio
Salle Residence
State Street Townhouse

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Enjoy access to ALL CITY MODERN events including:
• Meet the Architects event
• Manhattan Home Tours
• Brooklyn Home Tours
• ALL panel discussion throughout the week

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Enjoy access to ALL PANEL DISCUSSIONS during the city modern week, from September 27 through October 4.

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