This townhouse sits mid-block, looking onto Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. Our project scope was to create a duplex living space for the owners on the parlor and 2nd floor. The house had lovely original features such as 12’ ceilings, original plaster crowns, and original doors and frames. We retained these features but reworked the rest of the space completely to create a serene, minimalist home in keeping with the owners’ aesthetic orientation.
The main living space is situated at the rear of the house, with new full-height glass doors looking onto a deep garden with plentiful natural light. We used new white oak flooring laid in a chevron pattern throughout the floor, and designed a built-in walnut bench and cabinet for AV equipment. A tiny, deep blue powder room opens off the corner.
The kitchen is in the center of the space, and is designed with clean planes and detailing; hardware-less cabinets line both walls, utilizing the volume under the new stair for storage. The countertops are honed Calacatta Lincoln marble.
On the second floor, the bathroom overlooks the garden and features a marble fireplace surround original to the house, white marble mosaic floors, and minimalist bathroom fixtures.