Contemporary Townhouse

Park Slope Historic District Corner Home

Bird's eye view of the two-story detached garage with angular façade in Park Slope

This Park Slope Historic District renovation included modifying the lower two floors of the existing rowhouse, its detached garage and studio space above, and the rear yard connecting the two. We sought a stronger connection between the two buildings to encourage daily use of the studio, an intentional balance between increased natural light and privacy from the highly trafficked corner lot, and thoughtful integration of the homeowners' unique collection of art with the architecture.

After Garden level entryway and entertainment space in a Park Slope room with a large grey fireplace and blue velvet seating
Before Garden level entryway and guest bedroom with light wood floors and recessed lighting
Upgrades to the lower level created an entertainment space fit for the entire family.
After Exercise studio above a detached garage in Park Slope with natural wood.
Before View into an exercise studio above a detached garage before our renovation with a sky mural on the ceiling
We converted a storage room above the garage into a quiet, serene studio space perfect for meditation and quiet work from home.
After Side view of a Park Slope corner home with a four-story townhouse, two-story detached rear garage, and courtyard in between after our renovation
Before Side view of a Park Slope corner home with a four-story townhouse, two-story detached rear garage, and courtyard in between
The lot coverage of both buildings was reduced at oblique angles that splayed each façade towards the street. This shift widened sight lines and allowed more natural light to enter both buildings.
View from kitchen, across a courtyard, and into an exercise studio. A large marble island is in the front left foreground, and wood staircase leading downstairs in the front right foreground
Detail view of a small skylight in a Park Slope home
Living room in a Park Slope home with a fireplace, blue velvet couch, and two floral armchairs
Balcony above a Park Slope garage with glass slats providing shading.
Bay window of a Park Slope home after renovation, widened and painted white to allow more natural light to enter the room.
Courtyard between a townhouse and its separated garage with a suspended catwalk, bluestone pavers, and a picnic table
Large sliding glass doors leading out to a courtyard in a Park Slope home in a garden-level entertainment room.

Note from the Architect

The parlor floor was extended at the rear yard to create a large kitchen and informal dining area overlooking the rear yard. A suspended catwalk connects the kitchen to the studio space above the garage. Artful glass slats on the exterior of both facades provide privacy from the street and reduce summer solar heat gain.

Street view of a Park Slope corner home with the rear façade of the four-story townhouse visible
Kitchen in a Park Slope townhome with a large marble island, blue cabinetry, and bubble light fixture
Staircase with custom risers to match a set of four paintings in a custom niche
Exercise and work from home studio with large windows looking over into the main townhouse
Staircase in a Park Slope home with custom railings and risers, and a double chair underneath
  • Tamara Eaton Interior Design
  • Groundworks LLC
  • Jason Teague Lighting Designer
  • IA Construction Management
  • Peter Peirce
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