Three years ago, brothers Evan and Oliver Haslegrave moved into a raw space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The brothers had founded a building and design company called hOmE, an anagram of their names and those of their sisters, Hadley and Morgan. They’ve designed and built commercial spaces in New York City such as the restaurants Goat Town and Paulie Gee’s, as well as a cafe for Van Leeuwen ice cream. Their own home in Greenpoint provides the perfect canvas for their building experiments. When they moved in, all that existed was the bathroom. They were able to build out everything else in an effort to maximize their working space — the carpentry shop is just off the kitchen, and rather than waste space with a sofa, there are comfy armchairs and a hammock for relaxing. Thanks, Evan and Oliver! — Amy Azzarito
All images by Jennifer Causey
Image above: This was a sign that we found at Build It Green. We believe it came from a movie set. It was too big to bring through the hallway, so we took out the window, and with a lot of ropes and willing friends, we managed to get it in.
See more of Evan and Oliver Haslegrave’s Brooklyn apartment after the jump . . .
Image above: The croquet mallets came from a flea market, and after some editing and a lot of fabrication, it all came together. It was not something that we initially intended to be a chandelier. (See the croquet chandelier in progress at The Makers Project.)
Image above: Shower curtains can be somewhat like cleaning yourself in a bag, so we used some old windows we had to prevent this feeling. We found the sink at Build It Green.
Image above: The corner doors conceal the apartment’s sleeping nooks.
Image above: The long table we built to be a door in our old loft, and in our current home, it found itself to be a table. The chairs were given to us with the wire already attached by a friend.