By opening-up the rear-facade, Agencie created a home that is both fit for modern living and respectful of the history of the row house. The result: a spacious and light-filled home ready for the next 150 years. Mixed mid-century modern furniture with more contemporary pieces and added a sense of texture in elements such as ceilings and floors.
Rearyard extension that preserved a 200-year old tree.
Don't dismiss the kitchen as a modern day parlor. Sarrah Khan of Agencie Architecture & Engineering says, “ Kitchens are modern parlor rooms. In today’s homes, kitchens serve a double function of both cooking and entertaining zones.”
The rearwall was engineered with a large steel lintel, allowing for a full window wall. The result is a light-filled living space that feels part of the garden.
Art work is strategically incorporated.
In compact Brooklyn brownstones, every square foot must be treasured and used. We re-purposed an old fireplace into a bookshelf.
As architects AND engineers, we expose structure wherever possible. The original wood joists are exposed in the bedroom.
Hand-troweled concrete bathroom