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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…

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Party Spaces Part III – Happy Holidays!

Our last installment of our “Party Spaces” series features this Carroll Gardens Passive House that was fully renovated to include a double height space between garden and parlor, a one-story addition for the new garden level kitchen, and a catwalk that connects the parlor living space to the extension roof deck. Two whole floors of…

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Party Spaces – Part II

The holiday festivities continue! We all know where everyone wants to be during a party … in the kitchen. This tiered island can easily handle being the life of the party, with views to the sculpted ribbon staircase as well as the rear yard that glows at nighttime. This open parlor plan feels inviting and…

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Party Spaces – Part I

December is underway and we are kicking off our Party Spaces series that showcases rooms created for entertaining and gathering. This month is full of opportunities to spend together with colleagues, friends, and family. Whether it’s family home for the holidays, or a full-blown night of celebration, these rooms can deliver! Our first installment features…

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New York Passive House and RiseBoro Present …

,,, “High Performance Facades” on Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM; the presentation will take place in Brooklyn at 1875 Broadway.  Two of the keynote speakers will be our very own Michael Ingui and Amy Failla.  This event will discuss the advantages, challenges and construction details involved in achieving Passive House standards with…