Contemporary Townhouse

Gothic Revival Brick Townhouse

Kitchen and dining area with marble backsplash and a grey island

This Brooklyn townhouse on a double lot was designed to allow for open relationships between floors, between the inside and outside, and through the living spaces as a whole. Creating light-filled, healthy spaces was important to the client as was the serenity that Passive House windows would achieve.

After Extended rear bay at leading to the back yard of a Brooklyn Heights apartment.
Before Bay window at the rear of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse before our renovation
Widening the bay window and shifting the parlor deck to the side of the home increased usable space in the rear yard and improved the relationship between the parlor level and rear yard.
After Dining area at the rear of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse with glass doors, large windows, a skylight, and checkered floors.
Before Kitchen at the rear of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse before our renovation
Relocating the kitchen to the center of the parlor floor allowed easy circulation throughout the floor. The dining area, now at the rear parlor, is surrounded by large windows and leads out to the renovated rear yard and roof deck above the garage.
After Kitchenette with a Smeg refrigerator and black cabinetry in a garden-level Brooklyn Heights apartment
Before Rear of a garden level apartment before our renovation
The garden floor was conceived as a space for long-term guests. The light-filled, fully equipped kitchenette allows guests to stay in their own space while providing meals for themselves. Two south-facing awning windows pull light into the space.
Glass wall system separating a double-height living room from a second-floor seating area
Living area with a Moroccan door, leather couch, and grey wood floors
Powder room with patterned wallpaper, black fixtures, and yellow flowers
Front façade of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse with a garage next door.

The house's outdoor spaces include a large yard, reclaimed roof deck above the garage, and the upper roof with a sweeping view of the harbor.

Bulkhead and roof deck of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse
Glass doors leading to the rear yard of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse
Guest bathroom with a wood vanity and dark grey Cementous walls
Guest shower with rose gold fixtures and Cementous walls
Leather banquette with two grey chairs and a black pendant light in the garden apartment of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse
Round fireplace in the garden floor apartment of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse

Note from the Architect

BIA Interiors worked closely with the clients do craft a home that feels cohesive, clean, and modern throughout. Each room has a character that is uniquely its own, but ties together seamlessly with the rest of the house.

Primary bath with black and white marble wall in the shower.
Primary bath with bold marble Jack and Jill vanity
Interior of a bulkhead lined with windows and a skylight over the main staircase
Sculptural staircase in a Brooklyn Heights townhouse
Powder room with a wood and marble vanity and wallpaper
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