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When Tarlow and his family moved in, the kitchen was covered in aqua wallpaper. They soon discovered a colony of water bugs beneath it, so down it came. The plaster walls underneath were painted and tiles and shelving were added.

The shelves were built by a friend.

“We cook big family dinners every night that we’re not eating at one of the restaurants. We are well fed to say the least,” says Tarlow’s wife, Kate Huling.

“We bought a slop sink from Home Depot, and our kitchen-supply guy gave us a free stove from his warehouse,” says Huling.

Photo: Adrian Gaut

The garden was a mess of overgrown weeds, but it was also home to wisteria, dogwood, and magnolia trees. The main attraction out there is, what Tarlow calls, the “cooking fireplace.” It’s used year-round for grilling and roasting.

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This calendar was made by a friend who owns a letterpress in Crown Heights. You can find them for sale at Marlow & Sons every December.

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This sitting area is outside the master bedroom (it’s actually atop the kitchen’s roof). The orange chairs are from Fermob.

Photo: Adrian Gaut

Tarlow found the lamp, in the foreground, on the street. “It worked!” says Huling. The dog belongs to a friend.

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The couple has placed Moroccan accents throughout the house, like this light by San Francisco–based Tazi Designs.

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The dining-room table was made by Tarlow.

The ceiling was inspired by Italian stucco ceilings. “Our original paint job was so shoddy that the paint quickly started to peel, revealing the ochre plaster underneath,” Huling says. “We decided to go with it.”

The chandelier was a hand-me-down from Tarlow’s mother.

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This was Tarlow’s mother’s couch, which the couple reupholstered in linen from Gray Lines Linen in the garment district. “We don’t buy new furniture,” Huling says. “There is enough furniture out there in the world to repurpose and re-inspire.”

Tarlow was a painter before opening his restaurants and the Wythe Hotel. His art is hung all around the house.

This chandelier was also a gift from Tarlow’s mother; the pier glass came with the house.

Photo: Adrian Gaut

In the mudroom on the garden level, cupboards contain gardening supplies, shoes, and an endless stream of mailings from the children’s schools. The wooden boxes are apple crates from Tarlow’s restaurants.

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The bookshelf was found upstate.

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The dining room is “Tarlow headquarters,” says Huling. The table can seat up to 25. The art above the fireplace is by Tarlow.

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Beatrice, Roman, and Elijah hang out in the living room. When it comes to furniture, Huling’s motto is “nothing too precious.”

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“The children sleep in our room until they’re 2 or 3 years old when they realize it’s much cooler to sleep upstairs with their siblings,” Huling says. “We don’t really push those things, and it always seems to work out best that way.”

Photo: Adrian Gaut

Elizabeth Padilla (left) Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place, Park Slope. Commuting to the Brooklyn Bar Association on June 9, 2005, Padilla swerved to avoid the open door of a parked P.C. Richard’s truck. She lost control of her bike and fell underneath the wheels of an ice-cream delivery truck.

Juan Luis Solis East Gun Hill Road and Bouck Avenue, the Bronx. Attempting to pass a double-parked car on June 22, 2007, Solis was struck by a box truck and died of severe head trauma. The truck did not stop.

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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