Private Residences

Columbia Street

Project Manager/Designer: Alex Zhitnik

Completion Date: February 2003

Location: Carroll Gardens


This new three family residential building is another link in a chain, providing infill to a vacant lot in a sparsely built block on Columbia Street in Brooklyn's Red Hook section. Using a minority owned general contractor and local labor, this project helped to solidify the Columbia Street Corridor, which has created the newest of Brooklyn's thriving neighborhoods. The use of masonry, a contextual building material in the neighborhood, produced a dramatic design solution. Additionally, enhancing views and conserving energy were a paramount part of the design. This building has become a local landmark along this small section of Columbia Street with its trademark ten foot diameter window.

SoHo Residence

Project Manager/Designer: Tamar Kisilevitz

Completion Date: November 2003

Location: SoHo


The new 900 square foot addition includes a new penthouse floor and roof deck, and an expansion in the rear. The renovation of the entire 4,000 square foot house includes reconfigured bedrooms, an expanded dining room and master suite, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms and new stairs. Site improvements included a new roof deck and access to the existing rear yard. The rear façade was pushed out ten feet to create a large eat-in cook's kitchen and dining area on the second floor, a luxurious master suite on the third floor, and a new penthouse floor that serves as the designer's studio, with its high ceiling and natural light from all directions. In addition to the location of this successful collaboration in the heart of SoHo, the careful execution of architectural details and the owner's comprehensive interior design, including everything from flooring to hardware, have proved very valuable to our client.