Strolling along this quiet block in Brooklyn, the stress of urban living slowly ebbs away, and as you climb the stoop of this humble brick townhouse you feel at home. The open plan parlor floor flows, from living and dining to kitchen, balcony and garden. A blackened steel fireplace and white oak bookshelves anchor the living area. The kitchen is light-filled and casual, with figured marble countertops, open maple shelves, a custom butcher block table and just a hint of blue. From the garden level, a large family room for the children opens onto the rear patio a place well-suited for a growing family to relax and exhale.

Photos by Matthew Williams.