Brooklyn, New York
Site size: 1,620 square feet
Project size: 2,134 square feet
Program: The renovation of a 15-foot-wide row house that can adapt to the evolving needs of its owners, including space for a rental apartment.
Location: A small site in urban Brooklyn, New York.
Solution: The architects gutted the existing structure and extended the rear of the house. They carefully arranged the bathrooms and kitchens, as well as a second stair (highly unusual for a row house of this size) to allow the owners to rent out part of the second floor. As their needs change, the owners could quickly and easily remove a wall on the second floor and demolish the rental kitchen.
Construction and materials: The steel and wood frame house has masonry party walls while the rear fa'ade is clad in untreated Western Red cedar. Inside, ebony-stained oak floors complement white-painted walls. The kitchen contains a quartzite countertop with white subway tile backsplash and white-painted and walnut-veneered cabinetry.
Office of Architecture
612 Degraw Street, No.2
Brooklyn, NY 11217
TEL: (718) 643-0371
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