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AFTE R Borenstein kept decades of plasterwork and paint, opting to sand it down and seal it rather than remove it completely. “If you look closely on the walls, there are old patterns of the building paint that have a beautiful texture of color,” he says. “They tell you where the town hall stopped and the town garage started. It’s literally a story on walls.”

Project Credits A.W. Hastings & Co.

The details that appear to be rugs are actually trompe l’oeil paintings, painted directly on the concrete by Borenstein himself

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Architecture: Volume 1  

A Special Edition From Design Bureau 2012