Project Description

Brooklyn Heights Overlook

At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, this 1920‘s apartment building overlooks all of lower Manhattan, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. The client, a couple with two young children, bought a three bedroom apartment with panoramic views that needed serious work. Despite a coop restriction against moving the kitchen or bathrooms, the design was able to create an open living-dining-kitchen space with expansive views, and also add a fourth bedroom for guests. The design includes a custom walnut kitchen and built-in bookcases and storage throughout the apartment. By working with the Brooklyn Heights Association, Brooklyn Community Board 2 and the Landmarks Preservation Commission, we were able to secure permission to replace the old windows with new ones.

  • Architect: Joseph Koelbel
  • Contractor: Conde Construction
  • Photography: Adam Chinitz