Ambriel Floyd Bostic and Hawes Bostic searched for two and a half years before purchasing a home, but when they found this Cobble Hill townhouse, they immediately made an offer. They were especially impressed by the amount of light it gets, thanks in part to the skylight installed by the previous owners in 1968, which their architect Starling Keene enhanced. Keene made some ingenious improvements, like adding bookshelves with a translucent back in the study, which allow light to filter into the bedroom. Ambriel, who worked in film, fashion, and color forecasting until she and her husband were ready to start a family, decorated the home using color as the basis for the design. Now she runs a fabric design company from a studio on the top floor—many of the textiles throughout the house are her own creations. She and her husband, a partner at Magnitude Capital, collect paintings by artists like Maya Hayuk and custom ceramics by Shino Takeda. They love how family-oriented the neighborhood is and are very involved in the community. Floyd plays squash around the corner, serves on the board of the non-profit Brooklyn Community Housing & Services, and participates in a giving circle that make grants for Brooklyn-based non-profits.

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All photos by Seth Caplan.


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