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Exploring Wine Cellars

To celebrate ‘National Drink Wine Day’ this week, we are taking a look at some of the wine cellars we have incorporated into the lowest level of our townhouse projects. One example leaves the original masonry intact for an authentic old-world experience. Cheers! Photography (top): Peter Peirce Photography, Inc. Photography (bottom left to right): John…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

Celebrate all things red and pink with us this week. Whether it’s millwork details, wallpaper, lighting, or furniture, these colors have become widely recognized agents for making bold statements while keeping the overall tone bright and playful. Here’s hoping your Valentine’s Day is filled with just as much cheerfulness! Photography (clockwise from top left): Adam Kane…

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Exploring Subtle Details To Create Light Shifts

This Brooklyn Heights townhouse was delicately renovated to update the HVAC and plumbing systems while preserving original mouldings and proportions of this grand, twenty five foot wide home. Subtle alterations allowed more light into the spaces, such as splaying the third floor skylight opening and adding a frosted glass corner to an interior shower. Photography:…

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More Open Hallways

These townhouse stairs are good examples of the typical centrally located townhouse stair, pulled away from fenestration and usually closed off from living spaces. The careful removal and shifting of partitions can create a notably different experience of a stair run when openness and exposure to the outdoors is more intentionally designed. These dramatic transformations…

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Before and After: Open Hallways

By removing walls and creating sight lines around a hallway, you can change the entire experience of using the staircase. Instead of feeling confined, the open hallway integrates into the living areas on each level, creating an awareness to the exterior spaces and making it feel cohesive throughout. After Photography: Adam Kane Macchia Photography

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Brighten Up the New Year

As we settle back into the rhythm of everyday life in 2020, our daily chores become a reality again. We love the concept of brightening a utility space with color in wall coverings, tiles, and accessories. A little bit of cheer can make those chores feel just a little more enjoyable. Photography: Adam Kane Macchia…

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From 1820s to 2020

As we enter a new decade, we look back on this Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival townhouse that is approaching 200 years old. We had the privilege of investigating its layers of history, which revealed the original wood plank siding of the house still intact. The siding, along with the front garden and windows, were replicated…

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Buildings of Excellence: Passive House Retrofits – JOIN US!

On Wednesday, January 8th, we are proud to be presenting one of the winning projects for the NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Buildings of Excellence competition at BEEX.  Michael Ingui and Amy Failla will be discussing the systematic approach in designing Engine 16, an adaptive reuse and gut rehabilitation. The design…

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We Welcome 2020!

We hope everyone is enjoying a peaceful start to 2020. With New Years’ resolutions on the mind, we wanted to share an inspiring journey of change for one Cobble Hill residence that has undergone its fair share of transformation. We may be partial, but we think the latest version is the best one yet! Finish…