Narrow House Renovation by BFDO Architects pllc

This narrow house of the late 19th century located in Brooklyn, New York, USA was renovated and extended by BFDO Architects pllc in 2014. Inhabitants of the 12-foot wide house are a family of four.

This project is a renovation and extension to a 12′ wide rowhouse in Brooklyn, New York. BFDO completely gutted the existing four story brick building and added a two story extension. Updates include opening up the parlor floor and creating a new wood and steel switchback stair along the exposed brick wall in the center of the structure. The vestibule and sitting room at the front of the house preserve a few original details including flooring patterns and window shapes. In contrast, at the rear, an open, modern kitchen and dining room space is framed by a full wall of storefront glass that looks out onto a rear deck. On the second floor we created a master suite including a study that opens onto a roof deck on top of the extension. The third floor is kids’ suite with a shared bath. The garden level houses a family room, large mudroom area, and an au pair’s suite. The backyard garden is framed on four sides by wood fencing that continues along the lower facade of the building.

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Photographs by Francis Dzikowski
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