ON TOUR

ON TOUR

05/07/2013

One of our recent interiors projects, Joralemon Upgrade, will be open for viewing in conjunction with the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Landmark House & Garden tour. Click here to get your tickets! “On a street that was once a crooked path which, in the first years of the 19th century, ran from the banks of the East River to the large Philip Livingston Estate, we’ll be visiting a house built in 1847. Inside, you’ll be treated to an interesting art collection and inventive interior design.”

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CALLING BROOKLYN HOME

CALLING BROOKLYN HOME

04/29/2013

Stephen Sullivan, a project designer here at CWB, was highlighted in a recent edition of nytimes.com’s “The Hunt.” The interview track’s his hunt for a place to call home in Brooklyn. Congratulations, Stephen! Check out the article here. This is our second time being featured in this section. In 2008, Catherine Brophy, part of our interior design team, was featured when she also relocated from Manhattan’s West Village. Her article can be seen here.

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NEW EPISODE ON STREETEASY

NEW EPISODE ON STREETEASY

04/16/2013

Check out the latest installment of Demo to Decor, Park Slope edition. This episode explores the rear facade construction and our unique design approach at the new rear extension.

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION: CONNECTICUT WATERFRONT

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: CONNECTICUT WATERFRONT

03/21/2013

PROJECTED COMPLETION   |   Fall 2013 PARTNER IN CHARGE   |   Ward Welch DESIGN TEAM   |   Gaither Pratt, Jesse Fearins, Stephen Sullivan, Jean-Luc Torchon, Yuliya Ilizarov CWB was asked to design a complete renovation and new addition to an existing Connecticut home overlooking the water.  The 3,500 sf addition is to include a kitchen, family room, master suite, family bedrooms, as well as various work, utility and outdoor spaces.  This addition replaces a smaller 1960’s addition, and the remaining 4,500 sf of the original house will be completely renovated.  Additionally, CWB designed a new 2,600 sf 2-story garage with work studio, gym and music room to replace the existing garage.  Landscaping and site work will unify the buildings and designate various outdoor living and play spaces. CWB used the chateau style of the original house as inspiration for the addition.  The existing slate roof, stucco-clad building massing, and traditional trim and detailing were all extended to the new addition to seamlessly blend the new and old. The addition of timber-frame porches and brick and stone work at the base add layers of charm and solidity to the house.

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VIDEO EPISODES ON STREETEASY

VIDEO EPISODES ON STREETEASY

02/28/2013

Brendan Coburn has recently been partnering with Street Easy to bring some insight to the process of owning a rowhouse.  Check out the following “episode” detailing facade renovations happening at a Park Slope brownstone.

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ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY’S LINDA GROSS THEATER

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY’S LINDA GROSS THEATER

02/12/2013

CWB recently commissioned Francis Dzikowski of Esto to photograph the Linda Gross Theater on 20th street in Chelsea, Manhattan.  The first round of images are now up on our site, check them out HERE.  Note the unique donor sign designed by a local DUMBO firm, emphas!s design inc.  Be sure to check out a show soon!  [More info on Atlantic Theater HERE.]

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BREAKING GROUND

BREAKING GROUND

01/18/2013

Initial ground breaking has begun at the site of the new townhouses on the corner of Kane St and Strong Pl.  Brownstoner has been following the progress of this project with the developer, Donald Brennan.  Check out the string of articles here and here. We will post photos of the work as it progresses so check back!

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WELCOME TO THE MODEL SHOP

WELCOME TO THE MODEL SHOP

01/12/2013

As an integral part of the architectural practice, scale models can help not only convey a design but also the personality of the design firm.  Each model we create begins with a specific purpose that continues to expand over the lifespan of a project. This large scale study model of a proposed stair was built to highlight the details and connections between the treads, risers, and railing which will be a combination of wood and steel.  It ultimately allowed the client to make a quick decision about the design. We often play with revealing and concealing, expressing the building’s envelope and interior spaces simultaneously.   Interchangeable sections narrow down the details of a specific portion and save time. While not every project requires a model, our model team does an amazing job transforming 2D designs into 3D physical reality.

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