Boerum Hill House

Before Delson or Sherman Architects converted this landmark-district building into a house, it was a church.  And before that, a warehouse.  They had to rebuild the long exterior masonry wall and add heavy timbers to stabilize the structure. By leaving these exposed, they kept the industrial character and basic plan, which reveal the Boerum Hill house’s origins. Deep skylights now light the double-height space, furnished with a 20′ long table made of fir planks.  Lastly, small spaces on and under the choir loft make for cozy alternatives to the big room.

photos: Jason Schmidt