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]