Pool Of Light  Renovation of a double-duplex brownstone, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. A 2-story extension was added to the rear, with an internal, open stair, for the lower duplex, to let as much light in as possible. The rear of the lower duplex, garden level ceiling, was raised to 10 feet, and continues as such through the addition, opening on a 2-level garden.

Pool Of Light

Renovation of a double-duplex brownstone, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. A 2-story extension was added to the rear, with an internal, open stair, for the lower duplex, to let as much light in as possible. The rear of the lower duplex, garden level ceiling, was raised to 10 feet, and continues as such through the addition, opening on a 2-level garden.

LoLed  This penthouse apartment in central Park Slope, Brooklyn, features several different approaches to day-lighting, and a stair connecting floors, using off-the-shelf components, with storage and refrigerator below, and maximum lighting from above.

LoLed

This penthouse apartment in central Park Slope, Brooklyn, features several different approaches to day-lighting, and a stair connecting floors, using off-the-shelf components, with storage and refrigerator below, and maximum lighting from above.

Three Over  This Park Slope, Brooklyn triplex, is part of a four story brownstone, wherein we renovated the upper 3 floors for a rental unit, and then did the garden-level apartment (One Under) for the retired owners, putting an addition on the rear with a huge roof deck for the triplex renter’s use.

Three Over

This Park Slope, Brooklyn triplex, is part of a four story brownstone, wherein we renovated the upper 3 floors for a rental unit, and then did the garden-level apartment (One Under) for the retired owners, putting an addition on the rear with a huge roof deck for the triplex renter’s use.

Light Shaft  This Ditmas Park, Brooklyn renovation, features a central light shaft, terminating in a windowed pantry, a glazed kitchen wall facing onto a deck, and a new stair.

Light Shaft

This Ditmas Park, Brooklyn renovation, features a central light shaft, terminating in a windowed pantry, a glazed kitchen wall facing onto a deck, and a new stair.

Patina  This apartment, in a landmarked, Art Deco building, in Park Slope, features a color palette inspired by the copper-wrapped storm drain, in the kitchen. This planning obstacle was transformed into an opportunity for a unique design feature of the apartment.

Patina

This apartment, in a landmarked, Art Deco building, in Park Slope, features a color palette inspired by the copper-wrapped storm drain, in the kitchen. This planning obstacle was transformed into an opportunity for a unique design feature of the apartment.

Aerie  Gut renovation of pre-war apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with Indian and Middle-Eastern themed motifs

Aerie

Gut renovation of pre-war apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with Indian and Middle-Eastern themed motifs

Gardens and Yards  These are variety of gardens and yards designed around New York City, employing varieties of sedum and other hearty, low-maintenance plants, indigenous stone, steel, and other complimentary materials.

Gardens and Yards

These are variety of gardens and yards designed around New York City, employing varieties of sedum and other hearty, low-maintenance plants, indigenous stone, steel, and other complimentary materials.

Bring In The Light  This project is the first of it's kind in that we took a garden level, one bedroom, one bathroom apartment, and by adding a one-story addition, we were able to make it a two bed, two bath, while still getting plenty of daylight throughout.

Bring In The Light

This project is the first of it's kind in that we took a garden level, one bedroom, one bathroom apartment, and by adding a one-story addition, we were able to make it a two bed, two bath, while still getting plenty of daylight throughout.

Light Box  This Park Slope brownstone features an addition to the garden level, with radiant concrete floors, a custom steel and glass rear wall, and lateral skylights

Light Box

This Park Slope brownstone features an addition to the garden level, with radiant concrete floors, a custom steel and glass rear wall, and lateral skylights

Doors and Passages  This venerable, Park Slope, Brooklyn, brownstone had numerous original details, many of which the owners wanted to keep. However, they wanted to mix in a modern sensibility, in a respectful way, while optimizing the house for their lifestyle. This included opening the kitchen to the dining room, adding a rear glass wall, deck, and secret powder room.

Doors and Passages

This venerable, Park Slope, Brooklyn, brownstone had numerous original details, many of which the owners wanted to keep. However, they wanted to mix in a modern sensibility, in a respectful way, while optimizing the house for their lifestyle. This included opening the kitchen to the dining room, adding a rear glass wall, deck, and secret powder room.

One Under  This Park Slope, garden-level apartment, in a four-story brownstone, sits under a triplex we also renovated (Three Over). The garden unit is for the retired owners, and by putting an addition on the rear, we were able to make it a two-bedroom, two-bath, with a huge roof deck above for the triplex rental’s use.

One Under

This Park Slope, garden-level apartment, in a four-story brownstone, sits under a triplex we also renovated (Three Over). The garden unit is for the retired owners, and by putting an addition on the rear, we were able to make it a two-bedroom, two-bath, with a huge roof deck above for the triplex rental’s use.

Variations in Wood  This was our second project in a former factory, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, employing variations of custom details in steel and reclaimed wood.

Variations in Wood

This was our second project in a former factory, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, employing variations of custom details in steel and reclaimed wood.

Boerum Hill Loft  Our first project in a former factory, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, is a cooks kitchen using end grain butcher block with an industrial feel, taking advantage of abundant natural daylighting.

Boerum Hill Loft

Our first project in a former factory, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, is a cooks kitchen using end grain butcher block with an industrial feel, taking advantage of abundant natural daylighting.

LIC  This Long Island City apartment renovation features exposed brick and reclaimed, retro metal cabinetry reclaimed from a showroom.

LIC

This Long Island City apartment renovation features exposed brick and reclaimed, retro metal cabinetry reclaimed from a showroom.

The Bridge  This Carroll Gardens rear yard project involved a difficult engineering feat of connecting the parlor floor kitchen of this corner brownstone with a new roof deck on an existing garage, along with a stair to the yard below.

The Bridge

This Carroll Gardens rear yard project involved a difficult engineering feat of connecting the parlor floor kitchen of this corner brownstone with a new roof deck on an existing garage, along with a stair to the yard below.

Gramercy Dental  Gramercy Pediatric Dentistry, in Manhattan, with custom designed magazine wall, featuring the evolution of the Tooth Fairy

Gramercy Dental

Gramercy Pediatric Dentistry, in Manhattan, with custom designed magazine wall, featuring the evolution of the Tooth Fairy

All photography, except "Gardens and Yards," "The Bridge," and "Gramercy Dental," by Matthew Williams