Home Builder Digest has just published its Best Residential Architects in Brooklyn, New York. And we’re happy to report Delson or Sherman Architects made this short list.
Home Builder Digest is a team of builders, project consultants, and writers united by their passion for home construction and architecture. They publish lists of the best building professionals across the U.S. using a rigorous evaluation methodology based on more than a dozen criteria. The goal of their findings is to help homeowners find the best professionals for their projects.
They singled out Delson or Sherman Architects as “one of the most collaborative architectural firms in New York”. This caught us by surprise. Not that we don’t value collaboration–we do! We just assumed all architects do, too. After all, a successful project requires a lot of people with lots of divergent talents to all work towards a shared goal. It’s more like making a movie than the Howard Roark myth of a solo architect suggests.
On the other hand, Home Builder Digest also noted our specialty is “maximizing a space to its full potential”. Can’t argue with that. Thanks!
Curbed has chosen a project by Delson or Sherman Architects for its list of “New York City’s Most Beautiful Homes of 2019.” The project was the gut renovation of a twin house on Prospect Park West. It’s one of only ten projects selected, alongside I.M. Pei’s Sutton Place townhouse and Calvin Klein’s former penthouse in the Police Building.
Curbed notes the house “hit the market this year, asking just under $6 million.” That’s almost double the purchase price from 2014. The added value isn’t unusual for our office. When sold soon after renovation, our projects typically fetch 20% more than the original sale price and cost of construction combined. Renovation, as it turns out, makes a surprisingly good investment strategy.