Carroll Gardens Comeback
Long empty, this woefully-dilapidated brick rowhouse had no running water or electricity, and the rear yard was a tangle of overgrowth. A gut renovation breathed new life into the solid shell, a light & airy abode for the clients and their two pet pigs. Linoleum flooring on the home’s main floor allows for easy maintenance, transitioning to a new deck with shallow, pig-friendly steps to the rear yard. The building’s diminutive footprint is made to feel larger with a double-height space at the rear of the building. The kitchen and seating area is surrounded by a mezzanine, providing access to the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves flanking the original marble fireplace. Large, north-facing windows provide ample light that is not harsh. Once the neighborhood eyesore, now the new kid on the block and a home once again.
LOCATION | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
SIZE | 1880 sq ft
YEAR COMPLETE | 2011
SCOPE | Gut renovation of a 3-story row house
PARTNER IN CHARGE | Brendan Coburn
PROJECT TEAM | Janelle Gunther, Sarah Ramsey, Jean-Luc Torchon
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER | Grigg & Davis Engineers, PC
EXPEDITOR | J. Callahan Consulting, Inc.
CONTRACTOR | E. L. Contracting
PHOTOGRAPHER | Cameron Neilson