Brooklyn Townhouse

For this design-build project our work consisted of the comprehensive gut renovation and rehabilitation of a masonry townhouse near the Domino Sugar refinery in Brooklyn. This structure was built circa 1860. At the time we became involved with the project the building had recently experienced a devastating fire and the property was in severe disrepair. We embarked in close collaboration with our client to recreate some of the historic elements in the original structure, while modernizing a 2 story addition at the rear yard.

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Brooklyn Townhouse Image
Brooklyn Townhouse Image

In working on many buildings dating between 1850’s to the early 1900’s we come across a common theme which is how to best pay homage to the history of the building while incorporating and synthesizing modern ideas of living. For us there is an exciting friction between these 2 poles both stylistically and also in terms of use and function.  For us each project provides new opportunities to bring out qualities that speak honestly about these seemingly competing interests to create a third type of architecture that embraces elements of both the new and the old.

Brooklyn Townhouse Image
Brooklyn Townhouse Image

"Their goal was to create a home that fit their modern lifestyle and love of entertaining but still respected the history of the 150-year-old building."

- Amy Azzaritto, Design Sponge
Brooklyn Townhouse Image
Brooklyn Townhouse Image
Brooklyn Townhouse Image
Brooklyn Townhouse Image
Brooklyn Townhouse Image

Type
Residential Design Build

Services

Architecture
Engineering
Construction Management

Recognition

Design Sponge

Team

Andrés Ulises Cortés, AIA
Sarrah Khan, PE
Benjamin Loeffler
Elizabeth Munson