Translating a couple’s love for books and music into a stylish innovative and light-filled home in Brooklyn BFDO Architects completely revamped the interior of this gorgeous rowhouse.
Another distinctive trait of the house is the way in which the new internal walls and partitions sit some way away from the concrete beams and the niche between the two is illuminated using smart accent lighting. This creates a cheerful and well-kit atmosphere even as the living area flows into kitchen and dining space next to it.
It is the top floor that serves as the private zone with the master bedroom bathroom and study. With a constant view of the living area below both the levels at the Sussex Street House feel connected at all times. The high ceiling living area also keeps out excessive heat on scorching summer days making the residence energy-efficient as well.
It is the use of concrete and metal that significantly reduce construction costs along with innovative building techniques and a predisposition towards minimalism.
With large glass doors and a roof that folds up to the north there is no shortage of natural light inside the new house. This abundant illumination filters into the existing part of the house and transforms the bedrooms as well. A light-filled and elegant addition that seamlessly combines the old and the new!
Set on a lot that is not much larger than just the modest home is spread across two different levels. It is the ground floor that contains the living room kitchen and dining space along with an additional bedroom bathroom and a large deck outside.
Since the rowhouse is not blessed with extravagantly large spaces it was important to fashion a living environment that was refreshing inviting and visually spacious without going overboard.