Here's an early look at the noirish, hipster interiors designed by Roman & Williams for 211 Elizabeth Street, a seven-story, traditionally styled red brick condominium project in Nolita. Design flourishes include seven-foot-high wood windows coated with high-gloss oil paint from Fine Paints of Europe. We set the windows back eight inches and surrounded them with serrated brick, creating a beautiful play of light and shadows, Stephen Alesch of R & W says. Read an extensive and entertaining discussion thread about the old-world brickwork at Wired New York; photos via 211 Elizabeth and Wendy Goodman of New York Magazine.

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