Passive House Contemporary Townhouse

Carroll Gardens Passive House

Historic preservation and Passive House Certification were central goals of this project, a close collaboration between our team, BIA Interiors, skilled contractors, and the clients.

The wide townhouse provided opportunities for an open, light-filled parlor that were underutilized. Widening the stair hall below a large skylight and opening the parlor entryway to the rest of the floor dramatically transformed the entry space.

Note from the Architect

The homeowners were in love with the home's original crown molding. Through collaboration with a dedicated team including the contractor and Passive House Consultants, we developed a strategy to incorporate the crown directly into the air barrier. This allowed us to leave the crown in place throughout construction while ensuring that the building would reach Passive House Certification.

Adding a wall of windows to the renovated attic space unlocked sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and created a bright, sunny office space.

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