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|| C O B U R N - A R C H I T E C T U R E ||

This project entailed the complete renovation of a two-family row house in Carroll Gardens. The renovation required re-connecting the ground floor to the upper floors and developing a new landscape design for the garden in the rear. As natives of Brooklyn who loathed the darkness of traditional row houses, we were driven to infuse this space with abundant natural light and air by maintaining an open staircase. Only the front wall of the original building was retained because the existing structure would not have been able to support the additional floor that was planned. In addition to the third floor, we added 10 feet to the back of the building and renovated the garden floor to include a rental unit that would offset a costly New York mortgage. Abundant doors and windows in the rear of the structure permit light to illuminate the home and afford views into the garden, which is located on the south side of the site and benefits from copious quantities of sunlight.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Getting Cozy: Nooks and Crannies
This is a wonderful little workspace that is up above potential distractions. There isn't even enough room up here for a second person to come up and bother the little worker bee!
Built-in bookshelves are a fantastic way to maximize storage space. This little nook is fantastic - it packs so much into a tiny space. Plus, the view from the stairs - shelves full of books - is so pleasant.
Becky Harris added this to Tips for Downsizing - Pain Free!
Get Over It. Again, a very clever architectural move. A small home office was formed on a small landing.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

klittman added this to klittman's ideas
February 15, 2015
overhead cabinets; self for desk
John Rios added this to John Rios's Ideas
January 14, 2015
Desk and shelving
silvanazumel added this to Rincones Libros
January 1, 2015
kayokomonroe added this to Nook
November 17, 2014
Office in a nook
Laura Wallis added this to Small Desk space Ideas
August 9, 2014
Love that this desk has its own little alcove. And love the modern chair with the bleached wood.
seitanmaster added this to seitanmaster's ideas
August 7, 2014
Office space
rob1080 added this to office
July 28, 2014
Kind like the idea of small office somewhere - but needs to be light
tamarapredes added this to TINY HOME
July 27, 2014
Private office
isabedard added this to Bathroom Ideas
May 6, 2014
camryn05stella08 added this to Addition Ideas
March 17, 2014
Landing office space
jamieparadis added this to jamieparadis's Ideas
March 3, 2014
accent wall
cora collins design added this to Ideas for Gillian
January 29, 2014
Small home office section on ground floor?
DeAnna Brooks added this to built in bookshelves
January 21, 2014
Built in desk- like the staggered shelves
lornacarriere added this to lornacarriere's ideas
December 25, 2013
sunnygirl32 added this to Office Space
December 10, 2013
Love the cube shelving.
gibbybox added this to Office
December 1, 2013
Treehouse/Stairs up to office 'nest'
adambug added this to adambug's ideas
November 16, 2013
this could be a good idea for a office in a different style.
susanallsbrooks added this to Studio loft
October 28, 2013
Carolina Torres added this to carolina_torres's ideas
October 14, 2013
gmchaput added this to gmchaput's Ideas
September 19, 2013
Landing turned into office space
moineauricain added this to Small spaces
August 28, 2013
use every spot
afhpwjh added this to home office
July 26, 2013
use of space
Justin N Karissa Hayes added this to webuser_15979's Ideas
July 14, 2013
Betsy Boone added this to betsy_boone's Ideas
June 30, 2013
Off center cut outs
enzoshouse1 added this to nest
June 13, 2013
djsparacio added this to Office loft
June 9, 2013
above built in desk
Angela Melchior added this to angela_melchior's ideas
June 4, 2013
simple design and construction
meuzebe added this to meuzebe's Ideas
May 16, 2013
home office-like!
dfk129 added this to Bedroom Ideas
May 15, 2013
crystalp1984 added this to crystalp1984's ideas
May 14, 2013
shelf block and desk i like
efreydavis added this to customer ideas
May 5, 2013
For uma
camokc added this to camokc's ideas
April 29, 2013
desk loft
bvoborsky added this to Nakusp cottage bungalow ideas
April 10, 2013
Get Over It. Again, a very clever architectural move. A small home office was formed on a small landing.
Michael McCarthy added this to michael_mccarthy's Ideas
January 14, 2013
Colin loft
treelover added this to Loft ideas
January 14, 2013
Small space office
rmpoko added this to Work those nooks and crannies!
January 11, 2013
Amazing use of space!
joriotis added this to joriotis's ideas
September 29, 2012
ldbo added this to ldbo's Ideas
September 12, 2012
Excellent use of space
roseauxyw added this to roseauxyw's Ideas
September 5, 2012
Small loft
raineday33 added this to raineday33's ideas
August 23, 2012
naindra added this to naindra's Ideas
August 17, 2012
Latai 2
kerhhk added this to kerhhk's ideas
July 31, 2012
jimdog added this to jimdog's Ideas
July 27, 2012
Narrow mezzanine workspace
terobra added this to terobra's ideas
July 24, 2012
Nice use of a small space
freeburn added this to freeburn's Favorites
May 30, 2012
Loft space
rnren added this to Office
May 29, 2012
floating desk; good use for a landing
juliesc added this to juliesc's ideas
May 12, 2012
rjmurray87 added this to modern rustic
April 28, 2012
My style I guess
taniakonn added this to taniakonn's ideas
March 15, 2012
idea for my dacha
nsunshine added this to nsunshine's ideas
March 8, 2012
staircase is very cold
stephwk added this to stephwk's Favorites
February 1, 2012
naustakahashi added this to naustakahashi's ideas
January 10, 2012
tfink added this to tfink's ideas
December 30, 2011
liamc added this to liamc's ideas
December 18, 2011
Shelves are both storage and decor
emjay78 added this to emjay78's ideas
December 16, 2011
desk in staircase - potential for second floor?
elisecohen added this to elisecohen's ideas
December 3, 2011
Kit off
pajamas added this to Home office
November 18, 2011
Suspended desk
lorren fishpen added this to lorrenfishpen's ideas
November 7, 2011
I like the quirkiness of this bookshelf
cartbeforethecottage added this to pencil factory
November 4, 2011
stair landing office
l59355 added this to l59355's ideas
October 9, 2011
Loft style mini office
Sebb Hathaway added this to small spaces
September 30, 2011
tiny study
wjacey added this to bedroom shore
July 28, 2011
Office set up on loft
Erin added this to Love, love, love!
July 27, 2011
The perfect use of this awkward little space.
shawnsolo added this to shawnsolo's Favorites
July 22, 2011
ekapolm added this to ekapolm's ideas
June 15, 2011
Work corner
sherirocks added this to sherirocks's Favorites
May 11, 2011
Good use of small space
Lyndsay added this to office desk ideas
May 6, 2011
staggered shelving - floating desktop
hot_leah added this to hot_leah's ideas
January 22, 2011
bdmc added this to bdmc's ideas
December 18, 2010
tiny space well used
bjoernsen added this to bjoernsen's Favorites
November 21, 2010
Small space
gordonbuilt added this to gordonbuilt's ideas
November 14, 2010
I like the great wall shelving above the pocket office.
ingeborg added this to buro
October 23, 2010
Buro op overloop
maggiepel added this to home office
October 18, 2010
space issues ? - go up
simplemom added this to House Stuff I Like
October 10, 2010
floating desk; using the stair landing
ilze added this to ilze's ideas
October 6, 2010
patik 2stavs
noopurj added this to home office
October 5, 2010
like the use of space.. clean lines... cool
kpasion added this to kpasion's Favorites
October 1, 2010
maryann_jarito added this to maryann_jarito's ideas
August 10, 2010
hallway 2
Caroline L added this to Office
July 29, 2010
mini office
moote added this to moote's ideas
July 27, 2010
smart use of space
rpdnplstk added this to rpdnplstk's ideas
May 30, 2010
built in bookcase
sinobell added this to kontoret
April 8, 2010
kompromiss for hemsen?
romanacorreia added this to little details
January 16, 2010
quarto miudos
jaylopez added this to Office
January 15, 2010
Desk in cubby
catherinerehwinkel added this to randy's home office
October 31, 2009
small niche-style. simple & clean.
Becky Harris added this to Home Offices that Make You Want to Take Care of Business
September 6, 2009
This space has a secret treehouse/fort feel to it. I feel like I could hunker down up there and not be disturbed or distracted.
Ariel Meilij added this to Luxor 104 Apartment 307
June 27, 2009
A good idea for tight spaces, specially the bookshelf
katie hagar added this to favs
May 20, 2009
floating desk, white shelving, black floor
colgin added this to Home Office Ideas
May 20, 2009
Floating desk
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