We may not have been the target audience for Blue’s Clues, but many of us might recognize the original host of the kids’ television show, Steve Burns. After nearly 100 episodes, the Emmy-nominated entertainer left the show in 2002 to pursue a career in music and film, making Brooklyn his home base. While Burns still resides in this pocket of New York City, he recently listed his Williamsburg dwelling of 13 years.
Nestled between Lorimer Street and Union Avenue, the former garage and woodshop was purchased by Burns in 2007 for $770,000. Not long thereafter, he tapped local firm MESH Architecture to treat the outdated space to a top-to-bottom transformation.
To maintain the structure’s industrial roots, the team kept much of the facade’s aesthetic, focusing most of their efforts on the interiors. "The center of the house is made up of two adjacent volumes: a two-story great room and a courtyard with glass on three sides," explains the firm. "The house offers a sequence of very different spaces—some intimate, some open and loft-like—all within a small envelope of 2,100 indoor square feet."
One of the team’s main goals for the renovation was to create more outdoor space. "Because the original garage filled the entire lot, we were allowed to create an interior courtyard instead of a typical rear yard," they note. Additionally, they designed two roof decks to weave into "the experience of the house," which helped create "a flowing space when the weather is warm."
Throughout the years, the two-bedroom, two-bath property, which MESH Architecture dubbed The Atrium House, has earned quite a reputation for its unique use of space, with the New York Magazine regularly voting it as "one of the coolest abodes in the city." Now, for the first time in over a decade, the trendy pad has re-surfaced the market. Keep scrolling to see inside more of the revamped space, currently listed for $3,350,000.
19 Powers Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, is currently listed for $3,350,000 by Jonathan D. Schulz and Jason T. Miller of Corcoran.
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