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