Project Description

Brooklyn Brownstone

The renovation of this mid-nineteenth-century brownstone in Brooklyn Heights balances historic and contemporary design elements, creating a residence that suits the client’s sensibility while remaining sensitive to its landmarked context. The design includes a full renovation of the street-facing façade, enhancing the building’s presence in the historic neighborhood. Meanwhile, in the backyard, a glass-and-aluminum addition provides space for contemporary lounge and kitchen areas without disrupting the historic streetscape. The blend of contemporary and historic design elements continues through the interiors, where original elements like plaster moldings and oak floors are juxtaposed with new ones like modern light fixtures and a custom-designed cast-resin and patinaed-steel dining room table.

Publications

Goodman, Wendy. “Home at Last.” City Modern / Dwell and New York, October 2012. 

Lind, Diana. Brooklyn Modern. New York: Rizzoli, 2008.

“Rooms of Their Own.” Architectural Digest, December 2007.

Aronson, Steven M. L. “Let There Be More Light.” Architectural Digest, October 2007. 

Magill, Mollie. “Resin.” Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, August 1, 2007.

LOCATION: BROOKLYN, NY
COMPLETED: 2007
PHOTOGRAPHY © PETER AARON

Brooklyn Brownstone

The renovation of this mid-nineteenth-century brownstone in Brooklyn Heights balances historic and contemporary design elements, creating a residence that suits the client’s sensibility while remaining sensitive to its landmarked context. The design includes a full renovation of the street-facing façade, enhancing the building’s presence in the historic neighborhood. Meanwhile, in the backyard, a glass-and-aluminum addition provides space for contemporary lounge and kitchen areas without disrupting the historic streetscape. The blend of contemporary and historic design elements continues through the interiors, where original elements like plaster moldings and oak floors are juxtaposed with new ones like modern light fixtures and a custom-designed cast-resin and patinaed-steel dining room table.

Publications

Goodman, Wendy. “Home at Last.” City Modern / Dwell and New York, October 2012. 

Lind, Diana. Brooklyn Modern. New York: Rizzoli, 2008.

“Rooms of Their Own.” Architectural Digest, December 2007.

Aronson, Steven M. L. “Let There Be More Light.” Architectural Digest, October 2007. 

Magill, Mollie. “Resin.” Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, August 1, 2007.

LOCATION: BROOKLYN, NY
COMPLETED: 2007
PHOTOGRAPHY © PETER AARON