Park Slope Tudor

This Park Slope Tudor had a layout so awkward the basement stair severed the small kitchen from the rest of the house.  Moreover, it suffered from years of shoddy renovations and no storage.  By reorienting the stair, the architects gave the kitchen room for multiple cooks and an eat-in island. They also added ample closets to a reorganized entry.  A mod walnut wall frames a huge soapstone fireplace.  Removing acoustical tile ceilings from the kids’ bedrooms allowed cathedral ceilings to soar 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.  By using traditional materials, the modern insertions weave seamlessly throughout the house.

photos: Brett Beyer