This view of the townhouse is looking back at the house from standing in the rear outdoor entertaining area. The completed and finished look from Ensemble Architecture, DPC is a sensational one with indoor, outdoor flow being one of the property’s key features amongst others.
The Cumberland Townhouse, as pictured above, is located on a park block in the neighborhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, New York. The house was in a dilapidated state when the owner’s purchased the building; the rear wall was falling down and water had been entering the building for several years.
The house was completely transformed with a new rear wall and a two-story addition at the rear of the house. The addition is open to the living room above and is connected through interior steel and glass windows that mimic the two-story, exterior windows.
The stunning dining area with the doors fully opened to the rear entertaining yard with its outdoor bbq and seating area.
The doors at the garden open completely to create a seamless connection between the kitchen / dining level and the garden.
Vines are planted in recessed planters along the 2 story party walls in the dining room–the room was designed with the idea of being an indoor-outdoor space where the garden melds with the interior spaces.
The vines will cover the double-story party walls and will add an organic quality to all of the spaces that the dining room connects. The top of the addition is a private master bedroom balcony.
Ensemble Architecture, DPC
168 7TH STREET, 3C
BROOKLYN, NY 11215
Photographer: Dustin Aksland