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Clinton Hill Residence // Arnold Studio

Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, United States

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Located in a 19th century grand mansion in the historicneighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, the residence occupiestwo floors at the top of the building and within the roofline. Theproject involved a gut renovation that included major structuralinterventions to remove internal walls previously used toseparate traditional living spaces.The lower floor is now a single, open plan living area surroundedby discreetly incorporated service functions and storageelements.

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White oak wood floors and exposed blackenedceiling joists counter one another to highlight the perimeterwall surfaces which contain both original historical casementdetails and distinctly modern cabinetry elements. A singlemonolithic black soapstone counter with integral sink is the solearchitectural element set within this boundary framework.On the upper floor, the two bedrooms and bathroom arereached via a staircase that has been rebuilt using the samewhite oak wood in a seamless continuation of the lower level.

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© Arnold Studio

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Inthe bedrooms, the roofline geometry is embraced as the primaryarchitectural element in otherwise minimal open rooms withbuilt-in closets. The bathroom materials are handcrafted cementtiles, large format porcelain tiles which are used to form the bathshower area, and unlacquered brass fixtures that will patinatenaturally over time..

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