Before & After: An Italianate-Style Brownstone in Brooklyn Rises Above Years of Ad-Hoc Remodels

Before & After: An Italianate-Style Brownstone in Brooklyn Rises Above Years of Ad-Hoc Remodels

By Melissa Dalton
Urban Pioneering Architecture strategically preserves the historic details of this Clinton Hill row house while creating a garden-level apartment and a top-floor guest suite.

Left vulnerable to the whims of several owners over the years, this 1860s brownstone in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill "had seen countless, ad-hoc renovations that left it in need of a total overhaul," describes Urban Pioneering Architecture. The firm teamed up with CNS Construction and the new homeowners to rescue the brownstone, replacing the front stoop, creating a garden-level apartment and a triplex above, and making a top-floor suite for guests.

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