Project Description

South Slope Clapboard

This narrow Brooklyn row-house was built in the 1870’s in the Second Empire style but had lost most of its architectural character over time.  The original wood cornice and window trim and were removed, and the original siding covered with several layers of other materials.  The challenge was to restore the details of the house in a practical way that would use modern maintenance-free materials and also be affordable.  The project included new windows and doors, new Hardie cement board siding, new roofing, and a new entry canopy.  Marvin windows were used to provide an appearance similar to the original wood windows but also be durable and energy efficient.  The existing leaking wood stoop was replaced with a more durable and waterproof brick and bluestone stoop.

  • Architect: Joseph Koelbel
  • Contractor: Premier Building