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President St. Townhouse
Brooklyn, NY

A simple single story garage was enlarged with two additional stories in matching brick and the openings filled with large industrial-style windows as a nod to its utilitarian past. The building is topped with a contrasting zinc clad master floor with ipe louvers that provide privacy and shield from solar heat gain.

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Beneath a central skylight sits a floating steel and oak staircase flanked by a towering 50′ tall millwork divider with smoked mirrors that bounce and diffuse light throughout the day.

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Multiple exterior terraces seamlessly integrate interior and exterior entertaining spaces becoming the backdrop for informal family encounters.

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The main terrace is equipped with a pergola for privacy and passive solar shading. A set of retractable steel doors provide unobstructed access from the bluestone paved terrace with a modern outdoor kitchen to the interior.

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Gracious sunlit bedrooms are made easily accessible with a private elevator. Material choices remain neutral and balanced throughout maintaining a harmonious flow from room to room.

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Completion: 2017

Services: Design Architect | Interiors