PROSPECT PARK WEST HOUSE

This proud row house faces Prospect Park, but its last owner had turned the building into chintzy B&B suites.  To reorganize rooms to suit a growing family while preserving period details, the architects took a surgical approach to the design.  They not only wove state-of-the-art building systems through the historic structure, but replicated the original stone, woodwork, and stained glass.  New soapstone slabs and inlaid floors crisply contrast with old filigree for a striking new kitchen.  A new outdoor stair connects two new roof decks.

photos: Jason Schmidt