Our design for this Brooklyn urban renewal site creates a respectful dialogue between old and new. Taking design cues from the historic National Register houses adjacent to and across from the site, the first 14 townhouses, completed in 2006, have subtly varied façade planes and contextually sensitive materials. The addition of 9 additional homes, finished in 2013, complete the first full block of townhomes in Brooklyn in more than a century. Together, 14+9 townhouses provide a visually compelling and neighborhood-friendly street front while reconnecting the site to its brownstone neighbors in historic Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Cobble Hill. The townhouses have been widely recognized for elegantly reinterpreting modern living within this historic typology.
“Individually, the 14 Townhouses are a modern interpretation of the classic townhouse type. Together, they establish a unified aesthetic using a playful composition varied to create subtle and distinct differences between the individual homes.” Architectural Record
AIA National Housing Award, Residential Architect, Grand Award, Building Brooklyn Award, Boston Society of Architects Housing Design Honor Award, AIA NY State Design Citation, AIA NY Chapter Housing Design Award, Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Commendation