WALL STREET JOURNAL ON THE MODERN REC ROOM

WALL STREET JOURNAL ON THE MODERN REC ROOM

08/18/2017

In the Wall Street Journal’s recent design article writer Elizabeth Anne Hartman explores the evolution of the recreation room. From basements to attics, spare and otherwise under-used nooks of residences have been co-opted as “getaway bonus spaces.” Hartman points to one of our Boerum Hill brownstones as a prime example of how bringing visual order to the out-of-the-way space can transform it into an oasis. We transitioned this brownstone's basement into a comfortable, contemporary hang-out space for the family's teenagers and their friends. By utilizing simple design solutions and selecting kid and pet-friendly flooring and furniture, the space became a true retreat. Read the full article here. The first photo is from the project featured in the Wall Street Journal, the second is of another transformed getaway space: the cellar of our Boerum Hill Greek Revival project.    

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Wild in Williamsburg’s Wonderful Gardens

Wild in Williamsburg’s Wonderful Gardens

05/04/2017

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens recently published an article featuring the backyard and rooftop gardens of our project Wild in Williamsburg. Writer Jeanne Rostaing walks the reader through the 1,000 square foot backyard first, explaining the diverse array of plants (mostly indigenous to the area) and how they function to benefit the local eco-system and waterways. Then she takes a gander through the 700 square foot green roof, which boasts fruits and vegetables. Landscape designer Marni Majorelle, owner of Alive Structures, accomplished a remarkable blend of functional design and aesthetic charm. Her work provides truly special recreational spaces for the clients' daughter and dog, as well as serene escapes for the clients from the surrounding urban chaos. -Photography by Joanne H. Kim and Rachael Stollar

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New Rizzoli Design Book – Coming Soon, to a Bookstore Near You

New Rizzoli Design Book – Coming Soon, to a Bookstore Near You

03/13/2017

CWB is excited to share our participation in a soon-to-be released design book by Paul Gunther, Gay Giordano and Charles Davey. "New York Living: Re-Inventing Home" explores New York's five boroughs through the designs of their residences. One of our Carroll Gardens projects will make its debut in the publication. There will be a launch party, where you can purchase a signed copy of the book, at SuiteNY on the evening of April 18th. Let us know if you are interested in attending!

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Park Slope Lighthouse in the Spotlight

Park Slope Lighthouse in the Spotlight

01/31/2017

Our project Park Slope Lighthouse was published in Brownstoner's weekly feature, The Insider. The residence is the result of a great collaboration involving the client, interior designer Tamara Eaton, general contractor Pilaster Inc. and us. The modern structure we provided perfectly accentuates the clients' tastes, along with Tamara's skill in handpicking unique furnishings and creating captivating combinations of color and shape. Pilaster's craftsmanship can be seen in the beautifully executed detailed custom millwork throughout the home, giving it a tailored finish. One of the highlights of the stunning brownstone can be found in the kitchen, where a custom brass stove hood defines the room. To take in the full drama of the space, read the complete article here.

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On ArchDaily’s Architecture Documentaries to Watch in 2017

On ArchDaily’s Architecture Documentaries to Watch in 2017

01/17/2017

A film directed by CWB's own Malachi Connolly has made it onto ArchDaily's list of top Architecture Documentaries To Watch In 2017. Built on Narrow Land explores the past, present and future of an area of the Cape Cod seashore that was dotted with unique architecture that applied Bauhaus design principles to classic New England building approaches. To read more details about the film and to see when it's playing at a location near you, click here.

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BROWNSTONER FEATURES OUR LUXE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ROW HOUSE

BROWNSTONER FEATURES OUR LUXE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ROW HOUSE

12/29/2016

Featured in this week's Insider article, our Joralemon Twist project harmonizes timeless features with contemporary nuances. We gave this unique residence, with a gradually narrowing floor plan and an uncommon side entrance, the makeover it deserved. We brought back to life some of the historic features such as a tea porch, an oval spiral staircase, and the design of the trim and casing. These attributes are complemented by modern characteristics, such as custom built-in cabinetry and elaborate light fixtures, to create a finished home that is a true beauty.  

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BUG ACRES IN UPSTATE HOUSE

BUG ACRES IN UPSTATE HOUSE

12/14/2016

Upstate House's Niva Dorell reveals the young history of our project Bug Acres of Woodstock in the magazine's most recent issue. With photographs by Karen Pearson, the feature brings to life how this family getaway sprang from a love of nature. The residence exists in harmony with its environment in a variety of ways including  a large screened-in porch, windows that are strategically placed to let in an abundance of natural light, earth-tone furniture, and photovoltaic panels on the roof. To see the full article on Upstate House's site, click here.    

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MARVIN ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE BOOK

MARVIN ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE BOOK

11/18/2016

Strong Place has been published in the Marvin Architects Challenge 2016 Book of Entries. The feature illuminates how CWB used Marvin windows and doors to seamlessly incorporate this new construction into the Cobble Hill Historic District of Brooklyn, NY.

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