PHOTOGRAPHER Ashford Ravenscroft Thomson
A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKER, JASON LITTLE is drawn to midcentury modern furnishings for the place he comes home to in an absorbed life of traveling for pleasure and business. Its centerpiece expression: a dark-blue Arne Jacobsen Egg chair commanding a corner view through wide casement windows.
He’s also a devotee of the art deco style of the principal structure of 7 at Crown Heights. The cluster of three stylistically unified but separate residential buildings is so named for five units resurrected from last year’s restoration of the 1936 construction and two new additions.
Art deco and its younger cousin, midcentury modern, share a theme of clean, repeatable lines. While machine-age art deco was often accompanied by ornamental decoration, the exterior of Jason’s building is free of it – as is midcentury modern.