Brooklyn Upside Down with Views

Gut renovation of 1880's townhouse. New vertical circulation and dramatic rooftop skylight bring light deep in to the middle of the house. A new stair to roof and roof deck complete the light-filled vertical volume. Programmatically, the house was flipped: private spaces and bedrooms are on lower floors, and the open plan Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen is located on the 3rd floor to take advantage of the high ceiling and beautiful views. A new oversized front window on 3rd floor provides stunning views across New York Harbor to Lower Manhattan.

The renovation also included many sustainable and resilient features, such as the mechanical systems were moved to the roof, radiant floor heating, triple glazed windows, reclaimed timber framing, and lots of daylighting. A new black brick front facade completes the modern make-over.

All photography by Lesley Unruh | www.unruhphoto.com

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Sidewalk view

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Exterior (daytime)

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Exterior (nighttime) - Large windows glow

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Living Level

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Stairs to roof, glass floor provides light to floor below

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Bay window is angled to capture Manhattan skyline views

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Living Level- Large skylight and transom window provide light deep into the long narrow house

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Stairwell

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Spiral stair to basement. Glass floor provides natural light

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Master bathroom

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Master bedroom

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Backyard

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Backyard

Interior Design
  • By owner
Photographer
  • Lesley Unruh
  • www.unruhphoto.com

Overview

Location
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Multi Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016