Manhattan Retrofit Brownstone

Client: Private
Program: Residential
Location: Chelsea, NYC
Sq. FT: 3520 sf
Status: Under Construction

Retrofit of a two-family rowhouse with a full gut renovation of the basement, 1st floor, and 2nd floor areas. This project features new passive house windows and doors. At the front facade, we worked with five agencies (MTA, Public Design Commission, Community Board, DOT, and DOB) for permission to add a stoop, stair, and fence at the front yard which enabled a much friendlier and aesthetic entry into this building. A street mural was commissioned at the rear yard that is visible from the interior adding colorful vibrancy. Contractor: Sami, Photographer: Hai Zhang, Muralist: Key Detail

Refurbished stairs and joists
View from Parlor
2nd floor bedroom looking out at mural in rear yard.
Refurbished stairs
Refurbished stair with bathroom beyond
Street Artist KeyDetail's mural visible from the kitchen. Passive House triple-glazed tilt and turn window featured.
Kitchen Cabinetry and Tea Niche with reclaimed wood shelves
View from dining area beyond to kitchen
View of electric range and oven. Gas was removed from the building and this hyper-efficient retrofit is all electric.
Bathroom triple-glazed windows with mural beyond
2nd floor bathroom detail
Detail at refurbished stair
Street view featuring new stoop to parlor, gate, and new stair to basement apartment.
Basement apartment with view to rear yard.
Refurbished brick wall with reclaimed wood shelving.
Murphy bed and library
Murphy bed and library
Murphy bed and library