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.