Park Slope Duplex

This quirky apartment actually had three odd levels, but no closets.  You entered at the top floor through a tiny kitchen.  Then a spiral stair dropped through a low sleep loft on its way to a garden-level studio at bottom.  The awkward rooms were cluttered and squeezed.

We reconfigured the kitchen to widen counters, add storage, and clear the entry.  Now, a hearth, mantel, and countertop all made of soapstone unify the floor.  At the sleep loft, a bold red headboard hides new storage.  Downstairs, we added a new walk-in closet.  And a rolling ladder reaches new cabinets high over the piano.

All the rooms overlook the owner’s garden.  The newly composed space remains a curious sectional puzzle.  But with stuff now tidily stowed, the space serves as a backdrop for the patterns and colors of the owner’s collections.

Project Info

Location
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Size
1500 s.f.
Year Complete
2011
 
 
General Contractor
Krosno Contracting
Structural Engineer
Angelos Georgopoulos, PC
Expediter
J. Callahan Consulting
Photographer
Brett Beyer
quirky apartment by Delson or Sherman Architects