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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WHAT’S NEW

WHAT’S NEW

01/08/2013

A new project was recently added to our Bits & Pieces section: Brooklyn Heights Federal.  Its already getting some press on local blogs given its previous celebrity status when it was featured in the Cohen Brothers’ film, Burn After Reading. Check out the articles on ny.curbed.com and the Brooklyn Heights blog.

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TRIP TO BUG ACRES

TRIP TO BUG ACRES

11/19/2012

Our in-house photographer, Rachael Stollar, recently took a trip to Woodstock, NY to photograph this recently completed project.  Captured just before the end of the fall season, these images give an indication of how the house is already starting to blend with its natural surrounds.  Check out the full set of project photos here: Bug Acres.

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NYTIMES ARTICLE: THE BROWNSTONE REVISIONISTS

NYTIMES ARTICLE: THE BROWNSTONE REVISIONISTS

11/12/2012

CWB was featured in an article about current brownstone renovations in Brooklyn and how the process has evolved since the early ’70s.  Our own restoration project, Carroll Gardens Comeback, was featured as an example of a modern brownstone reno.  Check out the article here.

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