In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill, rapper, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, has a stunning home filled with artistry from the borough he calls home. Like many homes in Brooklyn, this classic 160-year-old brownstone, which was likely an apartment building in another life, has been lovingly renovated into a 3,200 square foot family home. Perfect for a family of four including Diamond, his wife, and their two sons, the interior has been designed with custom finishes and pieces all made by local designers.
It’s clear that this hip hop artist and his family have a love of art and artistry. One-of-a-kind pieces can be spotted throughout the interior. In the living room, a set of paintings on the mantel are by fellow musician, Kim Gordon. And a large abstract piece by fellow Brooklynite, Keltie Ferris, takes up one of the living room walls.
In the open plan dining room and kitchen, custom artistry is on display. Glassware in the kitchen sits on a shelf by Brooklyn company, ESP Metal Crafts. Beyond the bar, the furniture in the dining room is a combination of mid-century modern and rustic design. Over the dining table, a chandelier by Tord Boontje adds some sparkle.
The master bedroom is a perfect retreat for parents of two boys. An accent wall features Mike D’s vision for a wallpaper design, created in collaboration with Flavor Paper. The Brooklyn Toile wallpaper features Brooklyn icons including the Notorious B.I.G., the Coney Island roller coaster and the borough’s elevated subway trains. The master bathroom is another picture-perfect space in the interior. A black clawfoot tub is the ultimate luxury item and on the bathroom cabinet, the teal hardware is pretty and unexpected.
The entire home is a luxurious ode to downtown style.