Boerum Hill Landmark Townhouse Renovation

Walk-up Apartment, 4-stories Row-house on a wide lot within a block of the Historic District of Boerum Hill. Semi-gut renovation with extensive structural modifications and repairs, new plumbing, electrical and heating/cooling systems.

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Project Data

Project Role: Architect of Record, Design Architect, Project Documentation and Construction Administration.
Project Description: Residential Alt-2 with LPC filing, Renovation of Historic Two-family Townhouse.
Project Location: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn New York 11217 USA
Design Year: 2017
Construction Year: 2019
Construction Time: 1 year
Status: Built
Project Elements: Energy Efficiency, Natural Lighting, Increased Level of Indoor/Outdoor Physical/Visual Connection, Indoor Air Quality Control, Construction Materials Related VOC Level Control, Wintertime Solar Heat Gain.
Disciplines Involved: Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Structural.

 

Existing Conditions of Rear Elevation

Existing Conditions of Rear Elevation

Rear Elevation with new steel deck.

Rear Elevation with new steel deck.

All duplex apartment floor plans are uncluttered and lit up by removal of partitions and obsolete chase walls allowing a higher floor plan efficiency ratio. Adaptive design is used floor by floor with inclusion of original elements, and clear distinction between existing and new construction elements. The level of comfort is dramatically increased with the installation of recycled insulation, the obsolete heating system is replaced with a new efficient heat pump air conditioning system with humidification and radiant floors in topic areas.

Kitchen island and view of new rear opening.

Kitchen island and view of new rear opening.

Steel deck with ipe decking and handrail.

Steel deck with ipe decking and handrail.

Open space with the removal of the traditional main wall at parlor level.

Open space with the removal of the traditional main wall at parlor level.

Trimless linen closets at top floor.

Trimless linen closets at top floor.

New construction plans.

New construction plans.

Existing conditions plans.

Existing conditions plans.

LPC Diagonal Sections

LPC Diagonal Sections

Front Stoop

Front Stoop