Old New York apartments contain layers of decisions made by different owners in different eras. When taking on a new renovation, the design process must re-evaluate these decisions to craft a new space that embraces the good decisions and discard those that no longer work.
The Heights Apartment sits atop a magnificent landmarked mansion along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Originally used as the servants quarters, the apartment is an amalgam of two apartments that each had their own particular configurations. The new design consolidates and reformulates the circulation to create a more effective use of previously poorly oversized rooms. Historic windows, new storage, and a new set of consistent wood details will unify the previously disparate spaces under one home.