Renovations

Please Excuse Our Dust… (double-height demo)

Forget before-and-afters; these are Durings. It’s a super-quick peek at the long, dusty part. Let us peel back the sheetrock and show you how the sausage gets made.

Need a little bit of light? I think we’ve got you covered.

Ta Daaaa! New project reveal

Carroll Gardens Brownstone Kitchen
Blue is the new white, if you ask us.

Check out our newest finished project, the Carroll Gardens Landmarked Brownstone. This lovely home manages to feel quiet and serene, even with a generous application of unusual colors and bold, quirky details. Do you love an arched doorway as much as we do? Go take a peek!

Please Excuse Our Dust… (chimney ghost edition)

Forget before-and-afters; these are Durings. It’s a super-quick peek at the long, dusty part. Let us peel back the sheetrock and show you how the sausage gets made.

All this arctic wind has us thinking about fireplaces. Lots and lots of fireplaces.

Ever wonder what it looks like behind the mantle?

Ghost chimney!

TBT Before & After: Crown Heights Limestone

Welcome to a new feature on the BHA blog: before and afters! Every Thursday we will dig up old photos of our finished projects for some satisfying eye candy.  These may include the traditional ‘before’ of what the property looked like when we first measured the space, but we may also show the projects at various points in the construction, from studs to sheetrock to finished professional photos.  It’s hard sometimes to envision how a dramatic change in layout might actually feel in your home, but these may inspire you to take the plunge.

There are few things in life more satisfying than a good old fashioned make-over.  Ugly Ducklings, rejoice!

  

Today’s Throwback is from our Crown Heights Limestone project, which remains a legend in the BHA office as one of the most intense ‘before’ houses we have measured.  The photos convey some of the dark, rabbit-warren feel of the neglected rooms, but they do not convey the smell.  With Project Manager Ilva Skaraine at the wheel, the floorplan got a meticulous reworking to maximize light and function, but original details and vintage fixtures helped keep the soul of the place intact.  Hop into the wayback machine and take a ride. (more…)

Rooftop Addition: Moving Day

Hallelujah! We are substantially complete with the project and we had movers come this weekend.  We are working on furnishings and window treatments, hanging art and unpacking.  We will settle in a bit and then I will get some professional photographs taken of the space and post them on the website. (more…)