This historic house is on “Sportsman’s Row” in Park Slope— where jockeys of the 19th century hung their jodhpurs— was occupied by “Snapper” Garrison near the end of the Brooklyn jockey era.The challenge was to transform a classic tiny galley kitchen plus heavily trimmed dining room into an open space for family living. These spaces are typically generous but not large enough for a comfortable, open kitchen plus adjacent dining. We solved this with an oversized island that incorporates prep/cooking surface as well as family eating space and storage. We retained the wood trim and historic leaded glass windows but brightened and lightened the space with simple, modern cabinetry in bright yellow. We incorporated LED lighting strips into the wood trim.We modernized the bathrooms while retaining a sense of craft and pattern and tucked a large walk-in closet/dressing room behind the principal bedroom while retaining the architectural details.