Degraw Street

Project Manager : Baxt Ingui Architects© Peter Peirce
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Project Manager : Baxt Ingui Architects© Peter Peirce
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Project Manager : Baxt Ingui Architects© MaryEllen Kowalewski : Baxt Ingui Architects
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Project Manager : Baxt Ingui Architects© Peter Peirce
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Project Manager : Baxt Ingui Architects© Peter Peirce
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Project Manager : Baxt Ingui Architects© Peter Peirce
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Project Manager : Baxt Ingui Architects© Peter Peirce
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Project Manager : Baxt Ingui Architects© Peter Peirce
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DEGRAW STREET RENOVATION : BROOKLYN NY
3,450 SF : WITH BAXT INGUI ARCHITECTS

THIS DOUBLE-WIDE TOWNHOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1899. THE PROJECT WAS A COMPLETE GUT RENOVATION, LEAVING ONLY THE FRONT FACADE AND A PORTION OF THE REAR FACADE. A NEW STEEL STRUCTURAL SYSTEM WAS INSTALLED, AS WELL AS NEW PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. THE GROUND FLOOR AT THE REAR OF THE HOUSE WAS EXCAVATED TO CREATE A DOUBLE-HEIGHT SPACE ON THE MAIN FLOOR. THIS CREATED A SPLIT LEVEL ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. A SHORT SWITCHBACK STAIR WAS INSTALLED TO CONNECT THE TWO LEVELS; IT REVOLVES AROUND AN EXPOSED STEEL CRUCIFORM COLUMN. A LARGE DOOR AND WINDOW SYSTEM WAS INSTALLED IN THE REAR FACADE OF THE HOUSE TO BRING IN THE SOUTHERN LIGHT. THE NEW ROOF WAS RAISED AND THE PITCH OF IT WAS REVERSED TO CREATE USEABLE FLOOR AREA THROUGHOUT ON THIS LEVEL. THIS ALLOWED FOR A LARGE OPEN SPACE WITH CLERESTORY WINDOWS ON BOTH SIDES OF IT. THE MAIN FOCAL POINT OF THE HOUSE IS THE MODERN STEEL STAIRCASE THAT RUNS FROM THE MAIN FLOOR TO THE TOP FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. THE EXISTING BRICK WALL WAS LEFT EXPOSED BEHIND IT AS AN ACCENT WALL. ALSO, TO RECALL PART OF THE PAST HISTORY OF THE HOUSE THE EXISTING FLOOR JOISTS WERE CUT OFF AND LEFT IN THEIR POCKETS. ANOTHER KEY FEATURE OF THE HOUSE IS THE FIREPLACE AND CUSTOM MILLWORK THAT RUNS FROM THE GROUND FLOOR TO THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.

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