Restoring the facade of this Brooklyn Heights row house was not originally part of this renovation. Nature, however, had other plans. During Hurricane Irene in 2011, a large (and notably historic) American elm tree fell onto the facade, creating significant damage to the existing asbestos clapboard siding. The Owner was forced to explore options for new siding and finally decided upon historically appropriate wood clapboard through the direction of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The final result has given the house an enhanced presence on the street, re-establishing its historical origins.
AFTER photographs by Aviad Barness
Partner in Charge: Brendan Coburn
Project Architect: Brian Hagood
Contractor: Creative Renovations