Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
Cast iron designed over a century ago provide not only protection to front portals but also beauty. When walking through the Mount Morris Park Historic District, we noticed the above carved door that is a perfect balance between form and function. There might have been a concern in Harlem on stronger security just a decade ago but now new homeowners should really now be selecting more traditional details to compliment older historic buildings. This attention to design was not only for brownstones but also for the apartment buildings of the early century since those doorways were originally made of wood and glass for the most part.