The Elkins House Condominium is a truly one-of-a-kind residential restoration and conversion project in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and the last remaining of its type. An 1850's wood frame villa masterpiece and the first house in Crown Heights, is now a perfect marriage of old and new. With soaring ceilings, exposed brick and steel, and a sleek modern finish of the absolute highest quality and execution, this project is worthy of the building’s history. Walking up the pathway to this home is like a step back into the days of open farmland in Brooklyn. Walking through the door is a step into a modern and exquisite home.
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Elkins House exterior - built in 1850
12' ceilings with original brick, wood floor joists and new structural steel
lower level master bedroom walks out into yard, created with 12' of excavation
interior stair treads made from salvaged wood
upper level unit spans 25' and is detailed by the exterior screen that filters the Southern light
once an attic, the top floor houses 3 sweet bedrooms, this one overlooking the yard through the eyebrow windows
The Landmarks Preservation Commission wanted to see a modern element separating the original structure from the addition, leading to this screen which provides privacy and a special architectural element to one of the upper floor units