• Maple Street Residence

    TYPE: RESIDENTIAL
    WHERE: PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, BROOKLYN
    SIZE: 2300 SQ FT
    STATUS: COMPLETED

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    This Brooklyn brownstone received a complete gut renovation that compliments this young modern family’s open, airy and sustainable lifestyle while keeping the charm and historic details of the house intact.

    Sustainability is a priority for this client, no VOC paint is used throughout and all exterior walls and window cavities are re-insulated to ensure the highest level of heat retention.  All new windows and doors have high insulation, keeping the cold out but letting the sun in.  The wall between the living and dining room was removed, giving the house a more open and modern feeling, and allowing the natural daylight to reach into the center of the house, reducing electricity costs.  French doors with side lights are added to the dining room bathing the house in natural light. Relocating the deck access from the kitchen to the dining room also creates cross ventilation when the living room bay windows are open, reducing air conditioning costs.  The kitchen is completely reconfigured with energy star rated appliances, new FSC certified cabinetry and ceaserstone countertop.  The back deck with its wire mesh flooring allows the maximum amount of light into the basement level windows.

    The basement level has the most dramatic changes, what was once a dark and unusable area becomes a family room, increasing the family’s usable living space by 50%.  Recessed lighting and better windows are added so that the maximum amount of light is possible.  Materials salvaged during demolition are repurposed here for built in storage units.

  • President Street Duplex

    TYPE: RESIDENTIAL
    WHERE: CARROLL GARDENS, BROOKLYN
    SIZE:  1700 SQ FT
    STATUS: COMPLETED

  • Monroe Street Townhouse

    TYPE: RESIDENTIAL
    WHERE: BEFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN
    SIZE: 3200 SQ FT
    STATUS: COMPLETED

  • Waverly Street Residence

    TYPE: RESIDENTIAL 
    WHERE: CLINTON HILL, BROOKLYN 
    SIZE: 5300 SQ FT 
    STATUS: COMPLETED

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    A vacant lot in a landmarked district in Brooklyn is seamlessly integrated into the neighborhood with the design of a four story carriage-house style residence. The brick façade and architectural vernacular compliments the local character of the neighborhood, while the interior is a highly detailed open plan reflecting the modern lifestyle of the clients.

    The home is situated between two existing carriage houses, making lighting the core of the home a challenge.  Light shafts and skylights bring daylight deep into the space throughout the day, reducing the amount of electric lighting needed.  Light wells and openings in the ground floor deck ensure that even the media room in the cellar receives as much daylight as possible, while the first floor deck is made of laminated glass to maximize light penetration to the apartment below.  The third floor sunroom’s ceiling has large glass panels which break down the barrier between inside and outside creating a flow between rooftop terrace and interior residence.

    This home has been thoughtfully designed and maximizes the clients list of amenities within a relatively small footprint.  The features include an interior garage, separate maid’s apartment, four fireplaces, library, media room and rooftop deck as well as three bedrooms and a master suite with balcony, fireplace, large day-lit walk in closet, and spa-like master bath.



  • 12th Street Rowhouse

    TYPE: RESIDENTIAL
    WHERE: PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN
    SIZE: 2600 SQ FT
    STATUS:  COMPLETED

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    This row house received a full renovation and a three story addition to accommodate a modern family in Brooklyn.  The layout was reconfigured, walls removed and windows added to create an open plan in the downstairs living area.  A large skylight was added over the staircase to allow more natural light.  A second bathroom and third bedroom were added to the second floor.  The basement was converted into a separate apartment.

  • Brand Company

    TYPE: COMMERCIAL 
    WHERE: MANHATTAN
    SIZE: 2200 SQ FT 
    STATUS: COMPLETED

    An open office design with various office spaces surrounding core client interaction and presentation space for a vibrant, young company.

     

  • Commercial Loft

    TYPE: COMMERCIAL
    WHERE: TRIBECA, MANHATTAN
    SIZE: 4600 SQ FT
    STATUS: COMPLETED

    This New York marketing and research firm located in TriBeCa had expanded over the years and their office layout was disorganized and felt chaotic to work in. The firm has a strong brand image incorporated into the design to create a cohesive modern identity that would make their offices memorable to clients and invigorating for employees.

    The massive column structure of the building was used as a defining focal point, creating not only a rhythm which unifies the large space, but also provides a constant point of reference within the office. The bold colors of the columns and accent walls are selected from the company logo which reinforces the corporate identity and reflects the young, dynamic energy of the people who work there. Recycled rubber flooring is used throughout the space, helping control sound within the space and providing a comfortable yet durable surface underfoot. Access to natural day lighting in the office is improved with the use of transoms and translucent doors and new, high efficiency light fixtures replace old, outdated fixtures, saving energy and greatly improving light quality.