In Brooklyn’s prime Clinton Hill neighborhood, Murdock Solon Architects recently completed its transformation of a Landmarked townhouse. The project consisted of a gut renovation of a 3,000-square-foot, multi-family home into a main house with four bedrooms, a home office, two full baths, and two half baths, as well as a second garden apartment and a 1,500-square-foot backyard.
The owner requested a light airy aesthetic with an open main floor. To fulfill this request, the primary feature of the home became the parlor floor with an open kitchen and living/dining area. The ceiling heights in this space span from 11 to 22.5 feet and are emphasized by double-height steel-framed windows in the kitchen. A loft-style office was built above the kitchen area to allow the owner to work while still feeling part of the family activities below.
The second floor master suite features a black and white, subway-tiled bathroom with both a bathtub and a glass shower, radiant heated floors, and second half bath. The third floor has three bedrooms with a common area with a library and washer and dryer area.
Throughout, the space is designed with an industrial, but vernacular approach. Plumbing pipes and floor joists were intentionally left exposed. The original wood used in the house was reclaimed and refinished. High-end finishes include Effeti kitchen cabinetry and Waterworks faucets. A Tensui water filter was installed for the entire home.