Extending a freestanding home in Brooklyn, navigating complex zoning to do so
Architect, Structure, MEP, Support of Excavation, Civil, Planning and Expediting
Finding a free-standing, wood-framed townhome in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace is rare. Studio Lyon/Szot took on the challenge of rejuvenating this freestanding townhome to expand and reconfigure it for a growing family's needs. A meticulously planned horizontal extension added 500 square feet. Rarely are row houses in Brooklyn also freestanding. This unique lot and wood-framed house posed a unique challenge to surgically align our expansion and create a new facade for the street and rear yard.
Aesthetically uplifting, this expansion provided abundant room for the family to thrive. Embracing open living concepts, spaces flow harmoniously, fostering togetherness with privacy at the ready on the second floor. Every design element is thoughtfully curated to reflect the family's dynamic lifestyle. An innovative, fresh air system ensures a continuous exchange of pure air, filtering pollutants and creating a pristine, allergen-free haven for the entire family.