Brooklyn Heights Carriage House

New York, New York
Location
  • New York, New York
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2014
  • This project page was created by community member Delson or Sherman Architects

    A developer had split this Brooklyn Heights carriage house down the middle before our clients bought the house on the left. We revived the industrial flavor and added elegant, modern details. A large skylight drops daylight through the center of the house, while a new steel and oak stair winds around a three-story pendant light. New steel windows evoke the building’s industrial past. And the rear garden and roof decks provide views to green on every floor. Our modern stained glass serves as a privacy screen for the master bath. Warm metal accents and light colored woods soften large rooms. A wall of cerused oak, for example, hides a powder room and kitchen storage.

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    Delson or Sherman Architects
    @delsonsherman
    DELSON or SHERMAN ARCHITECTS PC is a Brooklyn design firm founded in 1997 by Perla Delson and Jeff Sherman. The firm’s diverse portfolio combines clean, understated detail with careful space planning. We have a reputation for brilliant design, rigorous involvement during construction, and meticulous bid documents. We are good listeners. More than working diligently to fulfill the needs of our clients, we see the design and construction process as inherently collaborative—with clients, with consultants, and with contractors. Our work benefits from our tactical deployment of budget, deliberate economies of gesture, and painstakingly detailed construction documents. In place of a signature style, the firm focuses on the unique opportunities of each project. We address site-specific concerns with fresh ideas while incorporating proven solutions into new contexts. We value the sustainable restoration of old buildings. But we also believe these can be gracefully bridged to the present with innovative additions. By coupling elegant modernism with traditional materials, our work has a sense of inevitability. Our designs feel as though they have always belonged to the site.
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