Traditional Townhouse

Brooklyn Heights Trifecta

Formal study with wood floors, a fireplace, large white bookshelves, and a black and wood lounge chair in a Brooklyn Heights home

This 1840s Gothic Revival home came to us in excellent condition, with many original details – including weight and chain Gothic Revival windows – intact. Located on a quaint Brooklyn Heights Place, the home is a living relic of times past. Our goal was to update the interior layout while paying respect to the building's history.

After Upgraded, double-loaded kitchen with a small island, blue countertops, and interesting semi-flush light fixtures in a Brooklyn Heights home
Before Narrow, single-loaded kitchen in Brooklyn Heights townhome before our renovation

The original kitchen was cramped to the point of being dysfunctional. By reinforcing parlor floor joists, we were able to accommodate a modern family kitchen. with plenty of space. We relocated the moldings, floor borders, and introduced sliding pocket doors to preserve and replicate historic details.

After Bright red Scandinavian fireplace in the garden-level living room of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse
Before An original cooking fireplace in the basement of an 1840s Gothic Revival home in Brooklyn Heights, New York

We repurposed an original cooking fireplace to accommodate a Scandinavian woodstove and wood storage. The new fireplace became an interesting centerpiece in the garden-level den.

Dining room with two set of French doors leading to the rear yard, light grey walls, and wood dining table and chairs.
Office space in a Brooklyn Heights home with grey wallpaper, striped rug, and a set of French doors to close the space off.
Bright, eclectic living room with patterned couches and chairs, a large patterned rug, light grey walls, and a Grandfather clock.

The 170-year-old windows were rehabilitated alongside expert craftsmen, preserving as much of the original Gothic Revival windows as possible.

Rear garden floor of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse with a new areaway leading up to the rear yard and two sets of French doors leading outside
Informal dining area with newly restored wood floors and windows, wood circular table with black chairs, leading out to the rear yard of a Brooklyn Heights home
Brooklyn heights bathroom with dark teal subway tiles in the shower stall, white floor tiles, and a light wood vanity.
Newly splayed skylight with a hanging sculpture above the main staircase of a Brooklyn Heights home
Blue clawfoot tub in the foreground of a primary bathroom with tiled floors and a shower stall.
  • Kari McCabe
  • SMR Craftworks
  • H&M Windows Restoration
  • Peter Peirce
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