Boerum Hill House

Before the Brooklyn architect converted this landmark-district building into a house, it was a church.  And before that, a warehouse. She rebuilt the long exterior masonry wall, adding heavy timbers to stabilize the structure. By leaving these exposed, she kept the industrial character and basic plan of the house’s origins. Deep skylights now light the double-height space, which is furnished with a 20′ long table of fir planks.  Lastly, small spaces on and under the choir loft make for cozy alternatives to the big room.

photos: Catherine Tighe