CWB Architects
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This was a gut renovation of a three-story row house in dilapidated condition in Williamsburg. Its location afforded spectacular views of the East River, midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building, but much of the interior was "landlocked" without exposure to any natural light. Our scheme had a single goal: increase the level of natural light filtering into the home. The bulkhead and roof deck became an opportunity to capture light, while providing an outdoor "room" for gathering and reclining. A central stair tower consisting of glass, iron, and wood bounces the light down into the lower floors. A glass panel was embedded in the wall of the master bath to further reflect and refract light throughout. The floorplan was inverted to feature bedrooms and an office on the first and second floors, and communal rooms for cooking, dining, and living on the airy third floor, just below the roof deck.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

rayhogg added this to kitchens
November 2, 2014
Fireplace surround, countertop, low cabinet run
astri123 added this to combined living-kitchen
March 30, 2013
Small space, great open plan. Potential floor plan
ashbauer added this to ashbauer's Ideas
October 28, 2012
Jane Reeves added this to Jane_Reeves's ideas
September 14, 2012
deadaziz added this to The Saloon and Living Varities
May 28, 2012
notice the stairs am suggesting to lead to the roof via the living room
splitzadar added this to splitzadar row house
May 28, 2012
let the light in...
jm1191 added this to jm1191's ideas
May 13, 2012
Small space, great open plan. Potential floor plan
dreamhousefoxriver added this to FoxRiver Dream House
April 27, 2012
I like the kitchen and eat area being so close to the stove and fridge in the background
marilynyp added this to spaces i love
February 27, 2012
hpress added this to hpress's ideas
July 4, 2011
fireplace wall
orapim added this to orapim's ideas
June 2, 2011
bennerego added this to bennerego's Favorites
May 30, 2011
Interesting colors, comfortable furniture
superkrem added this to stove
April 23, 2011
The colours!
kelleylee added this to kelleylee's ideas
March 16, 2011
irwan rusli abidin added this to irwan_r's ideas
March 14, 2011
sederhana, ada meja kecil di depan sofa warna biru, penempatan meja di belakang sofa, integrasi antara ruang makan, kitdhen, dan ruang keluarga
kathandrichard1 added this to lounge
December 4, 2010
Ann Christmas added this to tropicalfamilyrooms
December 1, 2010
colourscheme, the blue, dark wood, all colour types...incl peachy colour to match kitchen
emilylai added this to emilylai's ideas
November 14, 2010
The stairs
vibhasrini added this to vibhasrini's ideas
November 1, 2010
fireplace counter continues past fireplace - with drawers beneath.
allegria4735 added this to allegria4735's ideas
October 4, 2010
Integration of kitchen wall and fireplace wall
carlybird28 added this to carlybird28's ideas
September 29, 2010
floor lamp by fireplace
elizabethp added this to elizabethp's ideas
July 13, 2010
Me gustó la manera de prolongar el mueble que sirve para guardar en la cocina hasta el espacio ocupado por la estancia
moniquevern added this to moniquevern's ideas
July 12, 2010
oranje kussings
redtelly added this to redtelly's ideas
July 11, 2010
earncom added this to earncom's Favorites
July 7, 2010
Modern style I like it!
Kathryn added this to How to Add a Purple Sofa to your Home
July 7, 2010
Another good choice is a shade of purple that looks almost blue. The blue here is drawn out by the blue in the fireplace and backsplash, showing how complementary colors really work in a room. The orange pillows show how contrasting colors can work as well creating a visually interesting playfulness in the space.
cindyhackman added this to cindyhackman's ideas
June 14, 2010
ruxton added this to Design I like
November 14, 2009
example of kitchen cabinets
claud added this to kitchen favorites
November 2, 2009
stairs/ colors
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