Boerum Hill Townhouse Renovation

Upon acquiring this Brooklyn brownstone, there was little to be desired within. The single-room occupancy home offered a mere 1,500 square feet of livable space and suffered from an unstable foundation and outdated interior design.

To re-envision the space as a modern, single-family residence, the Projects team needed to gut the unsalvageable infrastructure and add additional livable square footage in the basement and at the rear of the home.


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A Fragile Foundation

Several areas of the home’s foundation had collapsed, from the front façade to the attic, and due to the fragile condition of the home, all original details were unsalvageable. This presented the team with the opportunity to undertake a full-gut renovation to add livable square footage to the home.

Construction began by releveling the basement and cellar to produce an open-concept floorplan with higher ceilings than before. To compensate for the lack of outdoor space, the team demolished the collapsing attic to give way to a brand-new rear extension, complete with a palatial master terrace and rooftop deck.


Country-Cottage Chic

The home’s original interior design featured tattered wallpaper and bright orange carpet, which left plenty of room for contemporary upgrades. The in-house Interior Design team created a design scheme that would better suit the Brooklyn neighborhood of the home through unified country-style cottage aesthetic.

In particular, the kitchen island was designed to look like a piece of furniture, creating a beautiful focal point against marble scalloped tile. The kitchen’s custom cabinetry was then painted in an eye-catching blue/gray color, while lining board on the ceiling creates a cozy countryside feel. To complement the design scheme, Madera Trade hardwood floors with exposed knots were added for a unique textural component.


Additional touches of detail, including Carrara marble bathrooms, aged brass hardware, and floral wallpaper with hints of blue, were used to reinvent the home with classic finishes. Initially acquired in unlivable condition, with a collapsing façade and low ceilings, the team envisioned a home that would capture a cozy and inviting feeling.


Through careful expansion and a full-gut renovation from the ground up, the team managed to more than double the square footage of the home and created a whole new look through in-house interior design services. The end result is a modern farmhouse design, boasting a two-story extension, complete with a master terrace and rooftop deck to optimize outdoor space.

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