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.