Residential Townhouse Renovation

Purchased in complete disrepair, this 15’ wide brownstone on Hancock Street was already smaller than a typical Bed-Stuy brownstone. 


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A Narrow Brownstone on Hancock Street

The Dixon Projects team faced an obvious challenge: How could this dim, narrow space be transformed into an open and airy home, while including enough bedrooms and bathrooms to make it a desirable living space? Without any architectural details to salvage, each floor was optimized to give way for a more contemporary design. 

Upon entry, a book-matched, stone-clad gas fireplace welcomes and warms on the parlor level where all partition walls were removed to create a vast, loft-like space. At the rear, a contrasting modern wood slab kitchen grounds the open layout.

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A custom glass and wood staircase wraps from the basement to the roof with a minimal profile and innate transparency that helps each floor feel even larger. At the rear of the garden and parlor levels, expansive NanaWall folding door systems flood the home with natural light and encourage indoor/outdoor living during


warmer months. White walls and minimal finishes enhance the sense of space, while strategic architectural planning allowed for five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms to fit into just under 2,800 square feet of living space.

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Open Manhattan Skyline

In addition to the rear deck and landscaped backyard, this home now features a brand-new roof deck, complete with built-in seating, planter boxes and a slatted pergola to capitalize on the unobstructed views of Manhattan. 
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What began as a dark and run-down brownstone is now a stunning example of architectural planning and chic modernism. 
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