Fort Greene Townhouse

A full gut renovation of a 4-story townhouse in Fort Greene.  A main goal was to retain all of the original detail still intact, however, at the same time, give the house a distinctly modern feel.  In areas where detail was still substantially intact - the entrance and stair hall, for example - dramatic color and contrasting white trim were used to update a previously dark and ponderous space.  The house can be seen as a series of vignettes - spaces of differing design, but of similar design approach - woven together by the central stair.  The stair culminates at a large, top floor studio space designed to take best advantage of existing views to Fort Greene Park.

Project team:  Richard Goodstein, Helen Traversi
Structural:  Pulaski & Sirota, Brooklyn, NY
Contractor:  Perfect Renovation, Brooklyn, NY
Millwork:  Premium Millwork, Brooklyn, NY
Photography:  Tom Sibley [website]