A 19th Century Firehouse Becomes A Three-Story Modern Home

View all 13 Photos

firehouse-conversion-brooklyn-gessato-14

Built in the 19th century as a two-story firehouse, this building located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, went through various changes over the years. The original structure featured sleeping quarters on the second floor and housed horses and buggies on the ground level. In the 1970s it became a studio for a sculptor, before being left unoccupied and in a state of disrepair. The current owner, a photographer, hired TBD Architecture + Design Studio to repair, renovate, and transform the building into a modern space that combines work and living spaces. The ground floor has been transformed into a photo studio and gallery space, while the second level features bedrooms, the living room, and a kitchen. On the third level, a master bedroom and lounge area are directly linked to the rooftop garden which wraps around the central penthouse. Natural light is optimized throughout the building. A light well brings sunlight to the kitchen area below, while the master bedroom boasts glass sliding doors and two skylights. Privacy and openness are kept in a perfect balance in this gorgeous New York house that blends modern design with a distinct summer house vibe. Images courtesy of TBD Architecture + Design Studio.

firehouse-conversion-brooklyn-gessato-11

firehouse-conversion-brooklyn-gessato-12

firehouse-conversion-brooklyn-gessato-1

firehouse-conversion-brooklyn-gessato-3

firehouse-conversion-brooklyn-gessato-8

firehouse-conversion-brooklyn-gessato-5

firehouse-conversion-brooklyn-gessato-9

Take me there

  • Naked Stables Resort

    A two hour trip away from China’s largest city, Shanghai, Moganshan stuns with its magical…

  • Sublime Comporta

    Surrounded by rice fields, umbrella pines, vineyards, and miles of pristine white beaches, Sublime Comporta…

More for you

  • Casa dos Patios

    This charming 18th-century urban villa stands on one of the most picturesque streets of Porto’s…

  • Living Unit By OFIS Architects

    More than just a distinctive structure, Living Unit provides a convenient and versatile shelter or…

  • Gemma Observatory

    Somewhere in central New Hampshire, in a remote area surrounded by trees, a one-of-a-kind building…

  • Kew House By McLaren.Excell Studio

    Part Victorian house, part former stable yard, this beautiful property in London recently underwent a…

Close Cart

Simple Share Buttons