Thanks Julia for the great choices shown in the last post.
This current blog installment is a hodge-podge of pictures showing the progress on the site since last time. I think the house will be move-in-able by the end of the month if we choose to get in then. (more…)
Post by BHA Interior Designer Julia Conti.
The fun part! (more…)
As plumbing and electrical and mechanical work are ‘roughed-in’ and we are getting ready to close our walls with sheetrock, I thought I would step back for a minute and look at the bigger picture both with schedule and budget. (more…)
We got a roof on the front deck and got the walls closed up with new windows at the rear and sliding doors at the front. We have framed up all of the interior walls and ceilings and even got our fireplaces installed. We are now ready for the plumber, electrician and HVAC sub to start their work. (more…)
A lot has happened since the last installment. We tore off the roof, opening up the house to the elements. It rained hard (as predicted) but not much made it in to the house. (more…)
The addition is now all ‘bulked-out’ and the true size and shape can be seen. We are on the verge of tearing the existing roof and starting to close the building back up.
Our new rooftop addition will be framed in the same way as the rest of the house – joists spanning from the party wall on one side to the party wall on the other side. One neighbor’s house is one story taller than ours, so the party wall is already built up. On the other side, we need to build up the party wall to the height of our addition. (more…)
We have been proceeding at a good steady clip with the new floor framing.
Here are some photos and descriptions:
Existing roof joists after ceiling demolition (more…)
What’s it going to look like (inside)?
I think we will go somewhat ‘clean’, bright and not-too-traditional with this new story. I put most of the material decisions in the hands of Julia Conti, one of the interior designers here at BHA, and she has sold me on several options including black faucets (!) in the bathroom. (more…)
What we plan to do and why
Here are some simple drawings of the planned addition.
Getting ready to go
In the next month or so, that is May 2016, my family and I are planning to start building a new story on top of our 3-story Brooklyn Townhouse. This is something my firm has done before. Notably, 3 doors down the block as seen here: South Slope Penthouse Addition (more…)