Park Slope, Brooklyn
The big room
5,300 sf interior and 590 sf exterior
single family residence
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Photo Credit: Alfonso Paredes


The renovation of this one-story carriage house began by fabricating a steel frame which was craned into place above the existing roof. This building strategy allowed for the construction of a new upper floor with minimal disturbance to the home below. The new floor was offset three feet from the neighboring building to let light in below: a 30’ skylight parallels the living room wall. Structural logic, spatial clarity and light define the design, augmented by natural materials—steel beams, plank floor, plate glass and plaster.
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