Bkyn Rowhouse Retrofit

Client: Private
Program: Residential 2-Family
Location: Brooklyn
Sq. FT: 2650 sf
Status: Complete

This Passive House retrofit in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is a two-family and features a large rear yard with a deck. Solar power is installed on the rooftop. There is no gas service to the building. We call this hyper-efficient and ready to best face the challenges of the 21st Century. Contractor: Sami. Photography: Hai Zhang

View of kitchen adjacent to triple-glazed passive house sliding doors leading to rear deck.
View from parlor millwork island looking toward the kitchen at the rear of the brownstone.
Entry detail arch with hyper-efficient doors and transom.
Detail at Parlor level Optiwin triple-glazed passive house windows.
View from kitchen to living area
Detail of powder room adjacent to kitchen area
Rear facade with new deck and large sliding doors at Parlor level
Looking from primary bathroom to primary bedroom on 2nd floor
New stair
View to primary bathroom.
Primary bathroom detail
Passive house skylight above primary bathroom
Children's bathroom
Child's bedroom
Millwork detail at Parlor
View of passive house rear sliding doors - triple-glazed for hyper-efficiency and acoustics.
Detail of kitchen area
Retrofit in its neighborhood context.
Construction of stairwell skylight and roof hatch (passive house and triple-glazed).