Devoe House

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Devoe House

  • client Jun Aizaki
  • location Brooklyn, NYC
  • status Ongoing
  • photographer Brian Ferry
  • area 3,145 SF

CRÈME founder, Jun Aizaki’s Brooklyn townhouse manifests the designer’s Japanese heritage and whimsical spirit in a down-to-studs renovation. The facade is clad in redwood reclaimed from a former NYC water tank, which was also used to create interior features including the kitchen cabinetry, butcher block counter, a custom Japanese-style tub, and bookshelves filled with plants and ceramics made by Aizaki.

The backyard is home to Aizaki’s vegetable garden, a treehouse designed for his son, and sculptures by artist Fanny Aliié. A sunken patio outside the ground-level private living spaces connects the garden and provides ample natural light via pivot glass doors.

His son’s imaginative closet-turned-bedroom is accessed through a ladder and window hatch. Inside, peachy-pink walls fade to starry night skies atop artificial turf, simulating an indoor park and play area. Channeling his inner child, Aizaki incorporated copper speaking tubes that join the two levels, enabling remote, analog conversations

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