9 ways to transform a historic home with transitional style |

House Design

Here’s the dilemma: you’re trying to update a historic home that’s packed with original features. You respect the unique character and beauty of the house but want to introduce modern styling and comforts.

Here’s the reality: a mansion-scaled limestone townhouse in Brooklyn, NYC, built in 1898. It’s all wood paneled walls, ornate ceiling moldings and polished parquet floors. Enter Jason Saft, founder of Staged to Sell Home, who recently reinvented the house design, adding contemporary, high-end furnishings to broaden its appeal to potential buyers, all the while honoring those special historic details.