Park Slope Tudor

The layout of this Park Slope Tudor was so bad that the basement stair severed the tiny kitchen from the rest of the house.  It also had no storage and suffered from years of shoddy renovations.  The Brooklyn architects reoriented the stair, which gave the kitchen enough room for multiple cooks and an eat-in island.  Moreover, by reorganizing the entry, they added ample closets for coats, bikes, and storage.  A huge soapstone fireplace is the centerpiece of a mod wall of walnut planks.  And ripping out the dropped ceilings in the kids’ bedrooms exposed soaring cathedral ceilings under the steep slate roof.  Built-ins create cozy window seats and clever storage.  The new master suite has large steel windows and a private roof deck.  Using traditional materials, the architects seamlessly wove these modern insertions throughout the house.

photos: Brett Beyer