Scarano Architect PLLC. MEMBER AIA

Scarano Architect

14 4th Street

14 4th Street

Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano jr.

Completion Date: November 2008

Location: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn


The coexistence of two extremes, private and public, is the foundation for the building's design, which is an expression of its location. Wedged between a quiet and underdeveloped street and a bustling cultural and culinary district, the building carries one very sober idea and morphs it into a dynamic thought by dividing the front wall into an expression of private and public. One half of the front wall hides bedrooms and reveals interiors only in small portions thorough discretely placed long windows formed in the stucco cement facade, while its counterpart reveals living rooms with dramatic floor to ceiling glass walls, inviting the environment inward.