This project is a renovation and extension to a 12′ wide rowhouse in Brooklyn, New York.  BFDO completely gutted the existing four story brick building and added a two story extension.  Updates include opening up the parlor floor and creating a new wood and steel switchback stair along the exposed brick wall in the center of the structure.

The vestibule and sitting room at the front of the house preserve a few original details including flooring patterns and window shapes.  In contrast, at the rear, an open, modern kitchen and dining room space is framed by a full wall of storefront glass that looks out onto a rear deck.  On the second floor we created a master suite including a study that opens onto a roof deck on top of the extension.  The third floor is kids’ suite with a shared bath.  The garden level houses a family room, large mudroom area, and an au pair’s suite. The backyard garden is framed on four sides by wood fencing that continues along the lower facade of the building.