Contemporary Townhouse Passive House

Colonnade Row Passive Revival

Woman walking in front of custom plaster staircase in a Brooklyn Heights Passive House

When it came to us, this historic Brooklyn Heights Colonnade Row home had been stripped of all interior historic detailing and was in dire need of renovation, making it the perfect candidate for a Passive House.

After Parlor-level dining room with modern chandelier and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading out to back yard.
Before Bedroom with pink walls and two windows in a Brooklyn Heights Passive House before renovation.
Collaborating with the client, we expanded the home at the rear of the house and exposed the cellar to the rear yard via an areaway.
After Custom, white plaster spiral staircase in a Brooklyn Heights Passive House
Before Entryway and staircase of a Brooklyn Heights home before renovation.
The parlor floor is connected to the second and third floors via a sculptural stair that receives natural daylight through a skylight at the top.

We carefully restored historic front fa├žade, including replicating original windows and doors and preserving details.

Front facade of a colonnade Passive House in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
Plaster details on a staircase in a Brooklyn Heights Passive House.
Wall of a dining room in a Brooklyn Heights Passive House with cabinets and a stone display niche.
Parlor-level kitchen with wood floors, stone island and modern, tan cabinetry in a Brooklyn Heights Passive House
Study with modern light fixture and glass-and-metal privacy wall.
Rear facade of Brooklyn Heights Passive House at twilight, looking into the dining room and playroom through large glass doors.
Shower stall and Jack-and-Jill vanity in a grey stone primary bathroom.
Play room with blue carpet, tan couch, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading out to back yard.
Collaborators
  • Pembrooke & Ives
  • J's Custom Contracting
Photography
  • Adam Kane Macchia
Featured in
  • Passive House Accelerator Showcase
  • e-architect
  • Archello