Studio PHH
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2nd Street Townhouse



Type Residential - Townhouse

Location Carroll Gardens - Brooklyn

Status Design Development

Scale 3,425 SF

Team Studio PHH Architecture


This single family townhouse remodel and extension proposes returning this 1940s townhouse to it’s raw elements. By revealing the history within the structural brick parti-walls and exposing the timber joists, the house reclaims a loft-like, industrial character.

The rear facade is a modern re-interpretation of the archetypal Brooklyn townhouse windows. It is in keeping with the conventional rhythm and proportions while increasing transparency and re-interpreting the “arched window” in plan rather than in elevation.

The addition stretches vertically to increase floor heights and natural light at the center of the floor plate but maintains solidity when viewed obliquely to provide privacy and to control direct afternoon sunlight.

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