SpacesTV heads back to Brooklyn, this time checking out a gut reno project by architect Jordan Parnass, the founder of Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture. The townhouse was a total wreck upon purchase but it appealed to Parnass as a blank slate. They pulled out everything and designed the home using 3-D technology. It allowed the owners to visualize how the home would look from different viewpoints, as well as view many different options for the house configuration. The result is a bright, airy reno that really opens up the three-level home. Parnass talks about a site-specific, digitally inspired mural that takes up a huge wall in the living room. We also really dig that magnetic spice wall. Like it?
A Real Life Digital Architect [SpacesTV]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 123-127 Lefferts Place Cross Streets: Classon and Grand Avenues (corner Classon) Neighborhood: Clinton Hill Year Built: 1882 Architectural Style: Neo-Grec Architect: Amzi Hill Other work by architect: Hundreds of houses and flats buildings in Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Crown Heights North, Park Slope, […]
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This mid-19th century Italianate in Prospect Heights makes up in width (24 feet across) what it lacks in depth (40 28 feet). The double duplex is nicely renovated and has lots of cute old details, including arched entry doors, floors, marble mantels, a wood burning fireplace, tin ceilings and wedding cake plaster decorations. We’re guessing […]