Carroll Gardens Corner Brownstone
For this house in Carroll Gardens, we took advantage of the corner property’s assets. It’s a 16′ wide property, but it’s filled with daylight and feels far more spacious than it is. This is thanks to a bounty of windows on three sides, including a projecting oriel (bay) window. A new curb cut, motorized gate and driveway lead to a prized parking space under the carport at the rear. The carport’s roof is a deck, adjacent to the parlor level kitchen, with stairs down to the backyard. A step up from the side street, the garden apartment features its own entry and family-friendly mudroom.
The kids’ bedrooms and the laundry room are on the 2nd floor. Continuing up the stairs, with their new gracefully curving corners, one reaches the primary suite. There, beyond the primary bedroom, walk-through closet and tadelakt bathroom, is a den with a bar and its own sunny balcony.
The project started as a crowded 3-family house, with an old unpermitted addition at the back and some open DOB violations, all from previous owners. It’s now an expanded, legal 2-family house.
Photographer: Brett Beyer