A unit in the storied Standish building in Brooklyn Heights — the supposed residence of Clark Kent—has been given the model design treatment by Matter, the New York-based gallery and showroom.


Once known as the Standish Arms Hotel, the 1903 building is currently undergoing a transformation by DDG and Westbrook Partners into a 29-unit condominium, with sales already underway. Matter was tasked with curating the two-bedroom, two-bath model residence with its collection of bold and colorful contemporary design.



Furniture, lighting, and accessories from its brand Matter Made as well as from other international designers add flair and heft to the white-box space. Light hardwood floors and tiling in the bathrooms, plus marble counters in the kitchen accented by brass fixtures act as a fresh backdrop against which the curated pieces stand out.


In the living room, for example, a leather sofa by Matter Made custom-designed for the model residence sits below a brass ceiling lamp by Matter founder Jamie Gray, while teal and pink curtains dress the bay window. This space opens onto the dining area and kitchen, where a wooden dining table with oversized barrel legs and matching stools is illuminated by a black double-headed lamp.


The bedrooms get a similar treatment, with the master featuring a natural-wood platform-style bed with a tall headboard and other minimalist objects, and the guest bedroom characterized by a dark platform bed and a wall-mounted desk and shelving unit. Brightly hued artwork adds further pops of color to the home. Take a look.