Interior Design'

Interior Design'

118 Greenpoint Avenue

Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano Jr.

Completion Date: 2008

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For the apartment interiors, white washed bamboo floors are proposed, to compliment the clean line European white lacquer cabinetry, back-painted glass vanities, white painted brick walls and high ceilings.The interior design for this new 18 unit development includes kitchens, bathrooms, master bathrooms, public corridors and the entrance lobby.It comes from existing site images that create a fantasy out of an urban condition.For the apartment interiors, white washed bamboo floors are proposed, to compliment the clean line European white lacquer cabinetry, back-painted glass vanities, white painted brick walls and high ceilings.

444 Humboldt

Project Manager/Designer: Tamar Kisilevitz, Mary Butterworth, LEED AP

Completion Date: November 2008

Location: Williamsburg

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6-family multiple dwelling condominium

'Sanctuary Condos'

Project Manager/Designer: Eugene Drubestskoy

Completion Date: May 2008

Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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The two attached four-story buildings have been designed to include 13 apartments, and each one utilizes an organic aspect of the church from the beamed ceilings throughout to the arches in the main sanctuary. A rooftop extension was designed to maximize the property’s potential while maintaining a discrete profile from the street.Originally built as Our Lady of Pillar Catholic Church in 1915, the church and attached rectory buildings have housed various churches over the years and were eventually abandoned by the last congregation in 2003. With the advent of a new use and purpose, the condominiums were completed with a refurbished façade that respects and maintains the quality of this landmark. With its new use, the building is being utilized again in a vital and dynamic way and the community is further reinforced.The main design concept was twofold: first, to create the conversion of a spiritual place into modern residences with full respect to their functional utilitarian needs; and second, to preserve the unique aura of the space and its surroundings. Together, these two concepts enable the new use of the old structure to become an organic part of the streetscape. During the course of the alteration, new light frame partitions and walls were introduced without compromising the original basilica structure, which remains the core of the entire building. In the lower floors, the former sanctuary space manifests itself in the form of exposed heavy timber beams. On the upper floors, original gothic roof rafters and braces are fully exposed, which, in combination with the rose stained glass windows, communicate each apartment’s unique grandeur.An abandoned church has a stultifying affect on its street, as well as the overall fabric of the neighborhood. The adaptive re-use of this building represents a substantial renewal of the community, encouraging future projects to respect existing buildings even when the option to tear down and rebuild exists. Creating a residential sanctuary in a former religious domain has provided a beautiful addition to its immediate area in historic Fort Greene.

14 Fourth Street

Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano Jr.

Completion Date: November 2008

Location: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

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Following the concept for the building's overall design as a bridging element between an underdeveloped street and a bustling cultural center, the interior design for this building accentuates extremes, beginning in the entrance lobby and carrying into each of the nine apartments.Kitchen cabinets are dark brown lacquer, and countertops are caesarstone. Appliances are built-in with hidden controls and the refrigerator is counter-depth, creating a pristine kitchen space. Floors are quarter sawn oak hardwood throughout the apartment interiors, and bathrooms are covered with porcelain through-body tiles and walnut veneer vanities.