After living in the house for eight years, the pair – an architect and a jewelry designer – chose to expand in order to make room for their two growing children and remain in the Brooklyn neighborhood they had come to love and admire.
The lowest level serves as a new entry, storage, laundry, and mechanical area; the first floor is a continuous public space with living, dining, kitchen, and library opening to gardens in the front and back; the second contains two kids’ bedrooms along with a 2-sink bathroom; while the topmost level holds the master suite with a sleeping area, bathroom, balcony, and terrace.
Materials throughout the home are modest, natural, and unassuming: the rawness of unfinished steel and character-grade walnut is juxtaposed with the simple refinement of honed Carrara marble and matte ceramic hex tiles.
The result is a home that is not just larger, but livelier – filled with the possibility to do more and stay longer in a city that requires its residents to be resourceful, in effect a little house in a big City
Architect: Office of Architecture; Team: Aniket Shahane, Principal; Joshua Eager, Ivan Kostic, Edward Simpson, Valentin Bansac, Stephen Maher.
Code Consultants / Expeditors: James Anzalone; Sol Building Consultants
Millwork: Matthew Gribbon
Steel Stair: Brooklyn Metal Fab
Bathroom Faucets: Dornbracht
Bathroom Sinks: Alape
Toilets: Duravit, Toto
Kitchen Cabinets: IKEA
Kitchen Countertops: Honed White Carrara Marble
Warm in winter with the compact convenient wood burner heater,