Fort Greene Townhouse
Originally constructed in 1873 by the builder Lawrence Kane, this brownstone in Fort Greene had been partitioned into several apartments over the years. This complete gut renovation returned the building to a single-family home, while providing spaces for casual, modern family living. Interior finishes were carefully selected to bring warmth and color to the spaces, while also recognizing their ability to age and patina with use. Newly introduced elements, such as a five-story staircase that opens to the daylight as you ascend, were designed to be sympathetic to the original details, many of which were retained, restored, or replaced to honor the existing character of the townhouse. Daylight reaches deep into the renovated structure through the addition of skylights, rear façade openings, and a new glass and steel deck that provides outdoor living spaces while also letting light reach the garden level.
The building is located within a landmark district and received a full historic façade restoration.