#12    HOUSE

Opening up a compact limestone

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Status: Completed Fall 2012
Program: Renovation of a two-story limestone
Size: 1,800 SF / 167 SM
Landscaping: Brooke Landscape
Photo: Naho Kubota / Brooke Landscape

This renovation of a limestone located in the Prospect Lefferts Historic District, was a true collaboration between owner and architect to reconfigure a townhome that was previously renovated in the 80s. Major changes in the plan – inserting a directional solid that is the powder room unit plus built-in refrigerator dictates the ground floor circulation, opening up the rear façade towards the garden, opening up the kitchen wall to include dining area – were made to accommodate the open living and views desired within a compact house and lot.

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