We checked up on State Street’s 9 Townhouses project, and work on the remaining facade is under way. The final facade will feature more copper sheeting than any of the other buildings, according to already visible appearances, meaning a more complicated installation. Copper has been used as a facade feature on several of the houses; inspiration was drawn from historic homes in Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill with copper clad oriel windows, architect Scott Demel of Rogers Marvel Architects told us. “During the design phase, the initial idea came from walks and observations of some of the historic homes in Brooklyn Heights, Boreum Hill and other nearby neighborhoods that have projecting oriel windows, many clad in ornamental copper work,” he said. At 309 State Street, the copper is used on a larger scale because of the building’s anchor position on the corner of State and Hoyt Streets. We took a peek inside and found that the first two townhouses in the row (Nos. 301 and 301a) are very near completion, featuring fully installed kitchens and finished bedrooms and bathrooms. Work remaining on these two lots includes paving the exterior entrances and external staircase installation, of which there will be two: one in steel leading to the second stories and a second in concrete with stone and brick accents leading down to the lower floors. An estimated two to three months remain before the entire project reaches completion. Click through for more images of the exterior and interiors.
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