East Harlem Brownstone

This narrow East Harlem house was a stack of shabby flats before we renovated.  Though the new owners had a modest budget, we gave them a brownstone of elegant simplicity.  We opened the parlor floor into one large space for living, dining, and kitchen.

We turned the narrow hall at the top floor into a sunny playroom.  Around this skylit space, we arrayed small sleeping rooms, one for each child.  Between them, a segmented bathroom serves multiple users at once.

Lastly, throughout the house, we used green materials–from dark-stained fiberboard floors to recycled blue jeans for insulation.

Project Info

Location
Harlem, Manhattan
Size
4,000 s.f.
Year Complete
2007
 
 
General Contractor
Square Indigo Inc.
Structural Engineer
Angelos Georgopoulos, PC
Expediter
J. Callahan Consulting
Photographer
Catherine Tighe
a brownstone of elegant simplicity