ISSUE 33  |  Summer Cottage

Urban Cowboy: A Williamsburg Clubhouse for Nomads

August 20, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Lyon Porter, the mastermind behind Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s first B&B (by day he’s a managing director of Town Residential, a Manhattan real estate company), calls Urban Cowboy “the definition of a passion project.” Porter worked with designer Renee Mee on the interiors, which he says feature “an industrial Williamsburg/Adirondack cowboy sensibility, complete with scavenged potbellied stoves, exposed joists and brick, and wide-plank, rough-hewn white pine floors.” 

Above: The facade features a cheery red door.

Above: There are four bedrooms in the main house as well as a parlor floor that’s open to all guests.

Above: The parlor floor features operable garage doors that open to the courtyard; at the rear is a cabin with additional bedrooms for rent.

Above: The pristine kitchen is available for guests to use.

Above: Another view of the communal living room space.

Above: A Chesterfield sofa.

Above: A dreamcatcher.

Above: A graceful staircase leads to four second-floor guest rooms.

Above: The Lion Master Den has an en suite bathroom/dressing room.

Above: The Lion Master Bath is detailed with a porthole window in the shower.

Above: The Kanoono cabin in the rear is an Adirondack-style space “with a bit of Western American Indian flair,” Porter says.

Above: A staghorn chandelier illuminates the Kanoono cabin bedroom.

Above: In the Kanoono bath, the sink’s plumbing pipes are wrapped in rope. 

The B&B is at 111 Powers St., in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. For booking information, go to Urban Cowboy

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