Passive House Traditional Townhouse

Brooklyn Heights Passive Rowhouse

The owners of this Brooklyn Heights Historic District townhome envisioned a beautiful, comfortable home to facilitate the family's busy lifestyle. They also wanted the home to be accessible, with elevator access to each level, including the roof deck. Employing Passive House standards to the design of the home was integral to making the family's dreams come true.

After White painted brick rear facade with a two-story black bay window and balcony atop it after our renovation
Before White painted brick rear exterior with a one-story black bay window before our renovation.
The rear facade of the home is visible from the street, so our renovation included restoring and upgrading the large bay window. We extended its structure to the garden floor and added a balcony above.
After Rooftop with a black bulkhead, bluestone pavers, and an outdoor kitchen.
Before Unfinished rooftop before our renovation.
The family wanted open spaces that connected well with each other, where interior and exterior spaces flowed effortlessly. We achieved this at the rooftop outdoor kitchen, accessible via the elevator.
Living room with shaker-style millwork, grey velvet furniture, and a large chandelier overlooking a double height space
Looking up at a Bocce light fixture installation.
Dining area in a double height space with a two-story bay window and a hanging Bocce light fixture installation
Bird's eye view of a rear yard with planters, a fire pit, and wood fence
Library with grey patterned wallpaper, dark wood door and accents, and built-in bookshelves.
Primary bathroom with multiple chandeliers and marble floors and walls
Side view of a hanging Bocce light fixture installation.
Wine cellar with green ceiling, wood framed storage, and a wire system to store bottles of wine.
Library with dark wood millwork and French doors leading out to a balcony.
Plaster detail at the staircase in a living room.
Kitchen with herringbone wood floors, pendant lights above the island, and white cabinetry.
Recreation room with a dry bar next to an open staircase with a grey stair runner
Guest bathroom with polished nickel fixtures, royal blue paint on the top half, and white paneling on the bottom half of the walls.
Interior of a bulkhead with a skylight, glass door, and large glass windows.
  • Pat Starr Interior Design
  • Sabin Landscape Architecture
  • Taffera Fine Building & Finishes
  • John Muggenborg
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