On the Market: Park Slope Rowhouse


It's always exciting to see our favorite projects hit the market.

When Ben Baxt, Maggie Hummel, and the team completed this project a few years ago, it instantly became one of our all-time favorites. The clients were fantastic and creative, and it's always a pleasure to collaborate with IA Construction Management. Tamara Eaton was a great design partner for the interiors. The home was recently staged by Hovey and is listed by one of Brooklyn's most experienced agents, Lindsay Barton Barrett of Douglas Elliman.

The Brooklyn rowhome, situated on a bustling corner, has a two-car garage at the rear of the lot, and a courtyard connecting the main home and garage. Playing with the geometries of both structures’ facades allowed us to create a home filled with light, which still felt secluded from the street.

The project had several interesting design opportunities, which we've previously shared. Explore the articles below to learn more about our renovation of the stunning historic rowhome.

Maximizing Usable Space in Park Slope

The goal of this Park Slope renovation was maximizing usable space in the home's main living areas. Unfortunately, the lot, consisting of the main home, a separate large garage, and a courtyard in the middle, was already built to the zoning maximum. Because of this, we could not simply put an addition onto the home.

Courtyard between a townhouse and its separated garage with a suspended catwalk, bluestone pavers, and a picnic table

Balancing Privacy and Lightness in Historic Brooklyn

The scope of this 19th-century rowhouse was an interesting challenge. We targeted the lower two floors of the four-story main house, the separate garage building, and the courtyard in between.

Side view of a Park Slope corner home with a four-story townhouse, two-story detached rear garage, and courtyard in between after our renovation

Perfecting a Park Slope Parlor Floor

The parlor floor of this uniquely situated rowhouse had been converted to feel like a Tribeca loft at some point in the building's history. The result, while spacious, competed with the character of the rest of the home. Our clients wanted to have a sense of lightness throughout their home, so we upgraded the parlor floor to increase natural light.

Living room in a Park Slope home with a fireplace, blue velvet couch, and two floral armchairs

Design Challenge: Curating Spaces

When we started this Park Slope Historic District renovation, its owners presented us with an interesting design challenge. They have proudly owned a four-panel work entitled Artillery or Poppy Red (2013), by Pennsylvania-based artist Emil Lukas. However, they did not have an adequate piece to display the large-scale work in their home.

Staircase with custom risers to match a set of four paintings in a custom niche