When our clients, a couple with a young daughter, purchased
this loft in a former warehouse in Manhattan’s Tribeca district, it was a
50-by-80-foot box, evincing traditional details—steel beams, cast-iron columns,
an exposed-joist ceiling—and a subsequently added foot-deep concrete floor. The
brief was si...
Jethro Coffin House Reimagined
A group of NYSID students
designed two rooms in the Jethro
Coffin House, the oldest house on Nantucket,
for Nantucket by Design, a festival of design taking place this week, organized by the Nantucket
Historical Association. The house was built in 1686 as a wedding gift to Jethro Coffin and ...
A Week in Nantucket
This week we were invited to speak at the Nantucket By Design luncheon benefiting the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA). Celebrating creative design across many fields and disciplines the week of events, formerly the August Antiques Show and the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket, builds on 38 years of histo...
Vive La France!
In honor of Bastille Day, we celebrate two important French architects that continue to inspire us today: Claude-Nicolas Ledoux and Auguste Perret. Claude-Nicolas LedouxA fashionable architect in the 18th century, Ledoux began his career designing private houses in the Neoclassical style for the upper echelon of ...
A Mood of Sunny Summers Past
"Summer sky, summer sea, summer breeze - a house built to savor them all" An enticing title for the cover story of the July 1968 issue of House Beautiful, written by Editor Elizabeth Sverbeyeff. This week we took a look back at summer houses buried in our precious collection of design magazines from the late ...
May The Fourth Be With You
In case you missed it, this Wednesday was May 4th - an important Internationally-celebrated holiday: Star Wars Day. The holiday's moniker was first used by British Conservatives in a Newspaper ad celebrating Margaret Thatcher's victory in 1979. The message read "May The Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulation...
Today is a sad day.This morning it was announced that the artist formerly known as Prince passed away in his home at age 57. In honor of this creative genius who had a particular affinity for the color purple we've pulled together some of our favorite purple rooms. #PrinceForever.James Turrell, Breathing Light.Dan Fla...
Light it Up: Exploring the Urban Electric Co. Workshop in Charleston
We took our 2016 Strategic Planning Retreat to the architectural gem that is Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to its rich history, delectable low-country cuisine, and exquisite beauty, Charleston is also home to the bespoke "bench-made" lighting fixture company, Urban Electric Co., that graciously hosted a day of lea...
Looking Back at 2014
2014 has been a fun and busy year at Ike Kligerman Barkley.We've had the privilege to continue working with the best craftspeople, clients and collaborators we know - and feel grateful that we've met so many more this year! Looking back at a great 2014 and forward to a fantastic 2015:New projects, small and large, near and ...
Stanford White Award: The Black and White House
We're thrilled to announce that Ike Kligerman Barkley has received a 2014 Stanford White Award! The Black and White House is recognized in the Residential Category, for new buildings over 5000 square feet. This house drew on English and Swedish country precedents, specifically details from the 18th century home of...
Ike Kligerman Barkley's Favorite NYC Buildings - Part II
There are nearly as many favorite buildings in New York as there are people who love them. Here are Ike Kligerman Barkley's favorite structures in Gotham, Part II. (Check out Part I!)The Metropolitan Museum of Art always seems to evolve and grow. Since its first days as a Ruskin Gothic structure to its now internation...
Ike Kligerman Barkley Celebrates Oktoberfest
This past weekend the staff of Ike Kligerman Barkley celebrated the annual fall picnic by marking Oktoberfest at the Pilsener Haus Biergarten. Employees came by plane (at least the San Francisco staff), train, boat and bus to mark another year at Ike Kligerman Barkley. There were plenty of familiar faces, a few new babies t...
Celebrating the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show with Carlton Hobbs and Ike Kligerman Barkley
This past Tuesday evening, we were honored to host, along with Carlton Hobbs, a party celebrating the upcoming San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. It was a glittering night at the Carlton Hobbs townhouse, showing support for an excellent show that benefits an excellent cause - the Enterprise for High School Students. We ...
Ike Kligerman Barkley's Favorite NYC Buildings - Part I
Five boroughs, thousands of blocks, millions of people. We're lucky to be headquartered in a metropolis that continues to change and continues to inspire - especially architecturally. This week, we asked the Ike Kligerman Barkley staff about their favorite buildings in New York City. From the offbeat to the classic, the new...
The Inaugural Julia Morgan Awards
Last night, Ike Kligerman Barkley was recognized with the inaugural Julia Morgan Award from the ICAA-Northern California Chapter in the Commercial, Civic and Institutional Architecture category for the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building at Stanford University. A glamorous crowd descended on the spectacular Carolands for ...