The stairs at this 4-story row house in Boerum Hill had to be refurbished and the original railing had been replaced during a previous renovation. To replicate the original detailing with a winding wooden handrail would have forced the Owner to sacrifice in other areas. They needed an option that would showcase the stair while being relatively inexpensive. CWB came up with a sculptural steel and walnut railing extending from the top of the stairs to the entry hall at the parlor level. These snapshots show the early stages of installation.
At the 2nd floor, an old fireplace gets a modern face-lift in the new family room. This custom mantel incorporates storage and functionality with an L-shaped hearth stone, currently hidden to protect it during construction. The fireplace surround will be surfaced with a Venetian Plaster finish.
Project Architect: Brian Hagood
Project Team: Rachael Stollar (& photos taken by)
Contractor: E.L. Contracting