Greenpoint Brick Infill Reimagined

We were surprised to find masonry walls when we opened up the sheetrock of this free-standing wood frame house in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. We soon found that this type of exterior wall construction was very common for this typology, built around 1850. Part of the Owners’ vision for the renovation was to incorporate original ‘quirks’ into the modern renovation, so we decided to incorporate these original materials into the new double height foyer that can be seen from the exterior.

Original structure after demolition

New double height space

Photography: Adam Kane Macchia Photography