“I want a row house that doesn’t feel like a row house,” Brendan Coburn’s client told him, as Dumbo-based CWB Architects, founded as a two-person shop in 1995 and now one of the borough’s leading firms for high-end townhouse renovation and construction, prepared to build a 5,600-square-foot, five-story structure — the fifth in a series of from-the-ground-up projects that, being located in the Cobble Hill Historic District, would satisfy the LPC.
These open house picks run the gamut from dolled up Italianates in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill to wood frame and brick townhouses in Downtown Brooklyn and Windsor Terrace with mantels and early 20th century masonry craftsmanship.
When the groundhog tests the weather in early February, it’s time to start thinking about the rotting fence you never got around to replacing. Fencing comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, not to mention price ranges, from premade fence panels on the low end to custom Ipe horizontal fencing on the high end.
This Italianate brick townhouse in Gowanus has already attracted its share of press attention, renovated and decorated by the designer couple of Merrill Lyons of Lyons Design Studio and Charles Brill of Rich Brilliant Willing lighting. Featured in Dwell in 2016, 191A 8th Street was gutted and refinished with the latest “on trend” styles and colors.
One of the things in our renovation project we are most excited about is adding the deck. Outdoor space is such a rare and precious benefit in New York and we can’t wait to have this as part of our space. We’re happy to say that as of this week it’s designed and currently in production. This was always going to be one of the last parts of the project so it’s a big milestone.
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