Taking ingredients from Greenpoint’s historical wood framed townhouses – wood cladding, masonry base, double hung windows with flower boxes – this project re-shuffles elements of its context while focusing on resilience. At street level, the house’s masonry creates a social garden-room at the sidewalk’s edge with terraced brickwork in the spirit of the historical stoop. Windowpanes establish a grided organization of cedar panels and battens, which is echoed in the interior trim as a framework for the clients’ collections and artworks.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dimensions: 2,685 SF
Collaborators: Silman (Structural Engineer), ABA & Owner (Landscape Design), Empire Restoration (General Contractor), Level Craft (Millwork), Duet Fine Wood Work (Millwork)