Additions & Alterations

Court Street

Project Manager/Designer: Alex Zhitnik

Completion Date: June 2001

Location: Carroll Gardens


This house is a prominent feature on a fringe block in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, where housing and commercial uses exist side by side as testament to a lifestyle which exists in New York City. The striking terracotta facade was carefully restored and preserved, and the addition on the second floor, in the rear, respects the sculptural nature of the building. In addition to creating the client's dream home, this renovation and addition has made a significant contribution in maintaining this picturesque block with its distinctive historic characteristics. It has resisted the local brick building, and while the house, gardens and interiors are concealed and private, the sculptural facade presents a public face for all to enjoy.