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Description

This undertaking is located one block from the Gowanus Canal in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The household of 4, a husband and spouse working within the publishing discipline, and their two daughters, lived in the home for ten years earlier than deciding to do an extension to increase their kitchen and to create greater rooms for his or her two daughters. A main driver within the planning of the extension was working round an present saucer magnolia tree, and ensuring it could have sufficient gentle, root, and cover area to thrive as soon as the extension was full. The finishes function numerous vibrant colour, sample, texture, and comfortable nooks.

The parlor flooring was opened up and designed with built-ins so as to add storage, whereas sustaining gentle and sight traces. A customized wall on the entry offered storage power for prices, books, sneakers, and keys on one facet, and books on the opposite. The present stairs have been repaired and reworked to increase round a widened opening to the second flooring. A customized Bower Studio mirror hangs over the present marble wood-burning hearth. The kitchen is constructed of customized lacquer and fir cabinetry with a heat tone that matches the country pine flooring. The eating room is situated within the extension and includes a window bench overlooking the rear yard.

The second flooring was opened up on the staircase to permit gentle to filter all the way down to the primary flooring. The unique handrail was modified to suit the brand new opening. The flooring is whitewashed coronary heart pine from Hudson Flooring. The identical coronary heart pine is put in on the hallway ceiling and on the skylight.

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A brand new metal and wooden staircase leads from the parlor all the way down to the backyard. On the backyard degree, a customized pegboard hanging system on the entry organizes the household’s leisure gear. This degree has a small kitchen for backyard entertaining, with penny tile and a customized coronary heart pine shelf, and a felt curtain to partition the area for visitors. On an on a regular basis foundation, it serves as a house workplace for the husband. There’s additionally a inexperienced zellige bathtub and a sunken lounge area with Cle cement tiles that open out onto the rear yard. The agency designed the backyard with a bluestone terrace that curves across the base of the magnolia tree. Floating bluestone pavers result in one other terrace on the rear, edged by a cedar-clad bench.

The poor soil and excessive water desk necessitated using piles to assist the extension on this undertaking. An arborist was consulted to find out the sizing and placement of the extension, deck, and backyard terrace, and a plant guide was employed to assist select acceptable native species for the backyard.

Images by Francis Dzikowski

Go to Barker Associates Structure Workplace


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