Monday, July 22, 2013

If you live in Manhattan, a field trip to the part of Brooklyn where designers John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon live, is a must not only for the odd feeling of being in a leafy London suburb but also for the excellent restaurants along Cortelyou Road. John and Jason’s house is full of the obvious enjoyment of color and pattern that you might find in a house in Fulham or Highgate. Anglophiles, they were drawn to the area long before Brooklyn became the hip center of the universe, and although a big apartment tower is due to be built just behind Madcap Cottage, their little English villa, the area of Lefferts Gardens just beyond is going to remain low-rise due to a covenant that states only single-family homes may be built, which we hope means there will always be a corner of a foreign field that is forever England.