Carroll Gardens Row House

We magnified the small footprint of this row house by merging it with the outdoors.  To blur the boundary to the garden, we swapped a glass storefront for the rear wall of the house.  Then we amplified the effect by extending the same bluestone flooring and stucco walls inside and out.  As a result, the little garden became an outdoor room, while the interior living area stretched into the green space.

Inside, a narrow stair spreads to palatial width as it lands in the living room.  The skylight above diffuses its light through a wall of colored glass rondels.

A flush teak shower floor recalls a beach house.  And daylight ripples down a stone wall, and so raises a tiny meditation room to the sublime.

Project Info

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
2500 s.f.
Year Complete
General Contractor
Hamilton Renovation
Structural Engineer
Angelos Georgopoulos, PC
Scott Schnall, P.E.
Catherine Tighe