Nestled in Fort Greene the house was badly damaged when the new owners turned to Ensemble Architecture in order to give it a fresh two-story rear addition that opens up towards the backyard. White and gray shape the backdrop of the new home with every room of the home enjoying plenty of natural light and ventilation.
The open plan living area is all about a seamless fusion of contemporary sensibilities and industrial aesthetics as the lovely brick walls provide a captivating backdrop from both the living zone and the kitchen.
Designed by Utz Sanby Architects the unique private house sits on the edge of a rocky cliff that is 100 meters above sea level. Adding to the architectural conundrum is the narrow lot where high neighboring buildings are all too close.
Keeping an eye on the little ones was the priority as the living area was custom crafted using aluminum and glass partitions that offered a peaceful workspace while keeping it connected with every other area on the lower level of the residence.
Of course there is much more to this mesmerizing home than just the landscape that surrounds it as its cantilevered structure sits on a sloped lot and drastically reduces the environmental impact of the construction in this forested region. The clever use of wooden slats and sunscreen panels brings in plenty of natural light while keeping away any prying eyes along with the hot midday sun.