Brooklyn Townhouse Renovation

View all 14 Photos

The renovation of a Brooklyn row house from a 3 family unit to a single-family home gave Lang Architecture a unique opportunity to design in NYC without the usual shortage of space that comes from building in such a high-density city. To successfully complete such a task, the designers at Lang worked to carefully restore and reprogram the four-story row house to fit the needs of the new owners. By no longer servicing three separate families, the interior of the dwelling was freed from extraneous triplicates of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. and gave the designers an opportunity to restructure the floors into open inviting spaces. So instead of cramming all the necessities into each story, they were able to divide the lower floors between an office, den, living room and kitchen; the upper floors were then left to house two children bedrooms and a master suite with its own bathroom and a wonderful view overlooking the street. The historic details of the building were considered with the utmost care, and restored to their former glory to blend seamlessly with new modern accents such as cast-iron bathroom fixtures. And overall the leading factor for the design was sustainability, which is especially useful in older buildings whose envelopes tend to lack the proper balance of air tightness and open diffusion that causes so much energy to be unnecessarily wasted on HVAC systems. All in all, Lang Architecture’s commitment to providing their clients with good designs shines through their work, and their ability to do so while adhering to strict ecological ethics marks a great example for aspiring architects.

Nathaniel Barlam

Nathaniel

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Nathaniel has always maintained a strong love for NYC especially, and after his studies finish up in Providence he may move there for a while. He hasn't decided yet. You can connect with him via Linkedin or by visiting his Portfolio page.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(152752)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • Bayhouse by Studio Rick Joy

    A spectacular house designed with a distinctive silhouette and light-filled interiors. Tuscon-based Studio Rick Joy…

  • Brick House

    A beautiful blend of tradition and contemporary design. Designed by CollectiveProject, Brick House offers access…

  • Plaster Fun House

    A colorful house extension inspired by Art Deco. Australian architecture firm Sans-Arc Studio aims to…

  • La Juanita Beach House

    A black beach house with two wooden volumes connected by a light-filled space. Located in…

  • El Tume House

    A serene wooden house built in a Chilean forest. Built in Villarrica, in the Araucanía…

  • House Behind the Wall

    A contemporary home that blends Nordic design principles and industrial style. Located in Liberec, Czech…

  • Barnhouse Werkhoven

    A contemporary take on barn houses. When designing rustic-style houses, architecture firms often lean towards…

  • Woodstock Vermont Farm

    A refined contemporary take on rural architecture. Located in Woodstock, Vermont, this minimalist farmhouse and…

  • The Centennial

    A thoughtfully designed house extension that features a play on contrasts. Designed by Canadian firm…

  • Hudson Valley House II

    A creatively designed residence that features several cabins arranged around a garden. Nestled in Upstate…

Take me there

  • The Soori Bali Resort

    A tranquil resort in Bali with private beach. Built on the south-western coast of Bali,…

  • Villa Castelluccio

    A 1920s countryside villa transformed into a gorgeous retreat. Nestled among old olive trees in…

  • The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

    Prefab guests suites designed to offer an immersive hotel experience. Built on a vineyard plot…

  • Zallinger Refuge

    A thoughtful renovation and expansion of historical buildings in the Alps. Dating back to the…