Greene Townhouse

Brooklyn, New York

The restoration of a 19th-century Italian gem.

This 19th Century Italianate brick row house, located in Ft Greene, Brooklyn, was in a state of extreme disrepair. The four-story house was stripped down to its brick shell and re-built with a 400 square foot, full width, two story rear extension for a young, growing family.

Harmony between tradition and modernity.
The clients were interested in maintaining the historic character of the street façade but completely recreating the interior environment with a humanist approach to modernism. They requested the house feel like “a jewel in a cardboard box”. With almost no surviving original detail, the house was a blank canvas and allowed not only for new finishes but for new connections between levels. The new double height rear extension, occupied by the Living Room, connects the Parlor Floor Kitchen to the Garden Level Family Room, and frames the view to the landscaped rear yard through full height glazing. A new wood burning fireplace anchors the Living Room.
The Lapitec Kitchen.
Throughout the “Parlor Floor”, arched openings and high baseboards reference the historic townhouse character but are reinterpreted with minimalist, modern detailing. This floor contains the dining room and the kitchen as well as a small powder room. The kitchen was custom designed and built and features a dark sculptural metal clad island topped with Lapitec Nero Assoluto Lithos. The wall cabinets are bleached oak and topped with Lapitec Polare Satin.
Sintered stone and marble: fusion of natural elegance.
The entire second floor is designed as a Master Suite and includes a roof deck over the new extension. The oak flooring continues into the spa like master bathroom. Contributing to the soothing color palette, the shower and vanity are cut from large gray marble slabs and the shower walls are in Bianco Polare Satin.

Eternal elegance for a contemporary abode

With its timeless beauty, Lapitec has helped transform this particular residence into a contemporary luxury abode, proving itself as a reliable ally for everyday living spaces, offering unparalleled durability and ease of maintenance that will allow this home to shine over time.

  1. Kitchen
  2. Bathroom
  1. Satin
    Bianco Polare - Essenza Collection
  2. Lithos
    Nero Assoluto - Essenza Collection