Ben Herzog
Architects & Designers
Park Slope Brownstone traditional exterior
 

Park Slope Brownstone

Rear facade with new deck, stairs, windows and doors.

Photography by Marco Valencia.
URL
http://www.herzogarch.com

This photo has 10 questions

Emeka Patrick wrote:
Love the deck, what wood was used? - Hi, Love the deck and looking to possibly do something similar. What kind of wood was used for the railings and deck flooring? Thanks!
   Comment   October 2, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Ipe wood
October 11, 2013 at 1:54pm        Thanked by Emeka Patrick
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Emeka Patrick
Thanks a bunch Ben! Was hoping you were going to say some cheap wood that you treated, but I guess facts are facts and I'll have to spring for Ipe. Thanks again, and once again, looks amazing!
October 11, 2013 at 2:18pm   
Sign Up to comment
Francis Fallon wrote:
Marvin Dimensions - Dear Ben, Great work. And thanks for answering so many questions. I wonder if you have the dimensions for any or all of the back of house Marvin Doors or the kitchen window. I am ordering duplicates and could use some help. Thanks so much, Francis
   Comment   September 16, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Hi Francis- you should measure what you have / need and order accordingly- I'm not sure why the sizes on this house should affect your order- could you explain?
September 17, 2013 at 5:19pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Francis Fallon
because the size of my house is exactly the same size and layout of that house. it is a 3 story brick in BK that is 18.75" wide. nearly identical square footage. Even same bathroom in the back.
September 17, 2013 at 5:39pm   
Sign Up to comment
tinychicken wrote:
Exterior Brick - Did you have to remove the outside stucco to get to the brick underneath or is that fake brick placed on top?
   Comment   August 27, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
tinychicken
Sorry ~ I'm a novice, and don't quite understand your answer. Does that mean the home's rear wall already had original brick foundation underneath? Comparing your home to the homes next door, it looks like work was needed to get to that brick? How was that done? Thank you in advance.
August 29, 2013 at 10:01am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Hi- the other houses just have painted brick. Luckily, this one wasn't painted so no work was required to get exposed brick.

I have had houses power washed / stripped to remove the paint from the bricks in the past but it usually means that the mortar in between the bricks needs to be re-pointed as well so it can be quite a can of worms.
August 29, 2013 at 10:21am      Thanked by tinychicken
Sign Up to comment
doublewdesign wrote:
What product was used for the flooring of back patio? Was it grouted? Applied over concrete? Thanks
   Comment   May 6, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Hi- those are concrete pavers. They were there before we started the project but we ended up replacing quite a lot of them. These are readily available.
May 9, 2013 at 7:08pm   
Sign Up to comment
ickybrain wrote:
Love those upper doors! Who is the manufacturer? - Hoping to do a similar renovation on our Brooklyn brownstone. Thanks! James
     Comment   March 15, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
These are from Marvin
March 16, 2013 at 2:35pm     
Sign Up to comment
davismom3 wrote:
Love the deck. Could you please tell me the dimensions? Any concern about the deck leaking to space below?
   Comment   March 1, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Hi- the deck part (without the catwalk / stairs) is roughly 11'x13'. We haven't seen leaks yet and, hopefully, won't. The deck / roof of the addition is a thick steel plate welded on both sides and pitched toward the rear yard.
March 1, 2013 at 8:32am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
hygienist18
Thank you Ben for your patience at answering all of the questions. It is very appreciated.
October 6, 2013 at 9:01am   
Sign Up to comment
Adam Dahill wrote:
Ben, Who did you use for the deck fabrication? Is is a steel superstructure with wood laid on top?
   Comment   February 23, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Hi Adam- it is steel structure. The GC, John Kemp Construction, is responsible for the steel work.
March 1, 2013 at 8:33am   
Sign Up to comment
edtanhh wrote:
Color of windows frame - Are the windows frame black on the outside but white from the inside?
   Comment   February 17, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Yes, they are
February 17, 2013 at 10:12am   
Sign Up to comment
liam1111 wrote:
what is the width of this property?
   Comment   February 4, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Hi- The lot is 18'-0" wide so the house is probably about 17'-0" clear or so inside.
February 5, 2013 at 12:38pm   
Sign Up to comment
simonedc29 wrote:
which builder was used on this project in brooklyn - My rowhouse backyard is identical. I would like to remodel the same way.
   Comment   April 17, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
lwl114
ME TOO!!!!
April 19, 2012 at 5:10am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ben Herzog
Sorry- I just saw the question. This project was constructed by the very talented John Kemp of John Kemp Construction.
May 9, 2012 at 2:44pm   
Sign Up to comment

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: Brooklyn Townhouse Full of Light
The clients were very involved with the home's design, finding a lot of the materials and products for the house on their own. "It was an unusual situation in that both members of the couple were at nearly every design and site meeting," Herzog says.
Laura Gaskill added this to Stay Free With House Swapping
Learn how to "sell" your area. Pretend a relative is coming to visit. What would top your list of must-see local attractions? What do you enjoy about your neighborhood? Maybe there is a great café or farmer's market within walking distance, or a wonderful row of antiques shops, or a little-known gem of a museum. Shine the best possible light on your neighborhood to entice people who may know little about it.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Community Building Just About Anyone Can Do
The Importance of Public SpacesPublic spaces allow neighbors to socialize and connect, whether they're playing with their dogs at a beach, watching children's soccer games at a field or playing chess at tables in the park. "You share your streets, your parks, your sidewalks with your neighbors," says Brendan Crain, communications manager at Project for Public Spaces. "You're bumping up against each other and interacting. That builds community." A lack of usable public space limits opportunities to meet other people in the community. But if that's the case in your neighborhood, the good news is that there's a simple solution: defining or building public spaces based on your neighborhood's needs.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

kmiskow added this to kmiskow's Ideas
10 hours ago
City inspiration
6ashworths added this to Exterior Ideas
11 hours ago
Patio balcony
Kasey DeMeyer added this to Exterior Ideas
23 hours ago
Future
Kristi Cox added this to kristi_cox3221237's Ideas
last Saturday
Dreamy
Monica Castellano added this to monica_castellano's Ideas
last Saturday
4m
huntbeez added this to huntbeez's Ideas
last Friday
Townhome style
halldeidra added this to halldeidra's Ideas
last Thursday
Cute
valeeriex3 added this to valeeriex3's ideas
last Thursday
apartment
summersucks added this to outdoors
last Thursday
climbing plants
chicago123 added this to chicago123's ideas
last Wednesday
To have apartment
gabbys added this to house
last Wednesday
Brick
annamleone added this to annamleone's Ideas
last Wednesday
Backyard paver
Vanessa Garcia added this to vanessa_garcia5166853's Ideas
last Wednesday
Nice
smithellzy added this to Bakcyard ideas
last Wednesday
deck style and industrial look
Elisa Estrada added this to elisa_estrada's Ideas
last Tuesday
Fachada
paddison added this to paddison's remodel
last Tuesday
Love this tile pattern on patio
barbcl added this to barbcl's Ideas
last Tuesday
Dark windows
dough08 added this to exterior
last Tuesday
Front
StacEy BliSSeTT-sAAvedra added this to 251 E 19th
last Monday
Steps
gotr added this to patio
April 13, 2014
small octagon tiles
helirwin added this to helirwin's Ideas
April 13, 2014
Extension
kirkdukirk added this to kirkdukirk's ideas
April 12, 2014
Dark black trim with Dark Black roof...I like the look
nicollicannoli added this to nicollicannoli's Ideas
April 12, 2014
Pretty version of uncle Matt's backyard
Atika RWD added this to Exterior Designs
April 11, 2014
the terrace
njouellette added this to njouellette's Ideas
April 11, 2014
Back deck area
mathieulabonte added this to mathieulabonte's ideas
April 11, 2014
brique
Leigh Simmons added this to leigh_simmons's Ideas
April 11, 2014
Wish I lived here
Lidia Gomes added this to lidia_gomes's Ideas
April 10, 2014
Cool brownstone
Jen LeClair added this to jen_leclair's ideas
April 10, 2014
back deck
hball05 added this to hball05's Ideas
April 10, 2014
Brick
kenakiyama added this to kenakiyama's ideas
April 10, 2014
terraced house
pattyroja added this to pattyroja's Ideas
April 8, 2014
All
Designs by added this to Home Styles
April 7, 2014
Row house: open, airy, inviting, attractive brick and glass
Lola Watson added this to suzanne
April 7, 2014
Nyccc
Taylor Forman added this to taylor_forman's Ideas
April 7, 2014
Bricks
university88 added this to Exterior Ideas
April 6, 2014
Brooklyn brownstone
fran_ampuero94 added this to fran_ampuero94's ideas
April 6, 2014
Ladrillos
trips66 added this to trips66's ideas
April 6, 2014
Backdrop1
Sunlit Basements by Ben Jager added this to Sunlit Basements - Building Beautiful Sunlit Basements in New England
April 6, 2014
A row house in Brooklyn allowed this renovation to open up the basement and dig-in a private courtyard.
gronlipusen added this to gronlipusen's ideas
April 6, 2014
ggxxccb56 added this to ggxxccb56's ideas
April 5, 2014
the windows
Cher Castillo Freeman added this to morse st
April 5, 2014
Outside design
Nicole Garwood added this to Patio Ideas
April 4, 2014
if only there was the space
sweetsteelpan added this to sweetsteelpan's Ideas
April 2, 2014
Backyard
Reginald Salomon added this to reginald_salomon's Ideas
April 2, 2014
Setup
Colton Blair Hutchins added this to coltonblair_hutchins's ideas
April 2, 2014
townhome
maryandmontekoenig added this to Exterior Ideas
April 1, 2014
outside steps from second floor
Valerie Smith added this to Valerie's apartment
March 31, 2014
I love this!!! Super adorable!
betzkat added this to betzkat's ideas
March 29, 2014
YES YES YES ROW HOUSE
katiefrey added this to katiefrey's Favorites
March 29, 2014
Brownstone exterior
sachi1mom added this to Backyard Space Ideas
March 29, 2014
Rear stairs and stone flooring
ajsylee added this to ajsylee's Ideas
March 29, 2014
Subdivision Units
Kristin Boydstun added this to kristin_boydstun's Ideas
March 27, 2014
Backyard of my ideal brownstone.
Julie Kowalchick added this to Outdoor Patio
March 26, 2014
pavers and stairs
Corey Neufville added this to Townhome
March 26, 2014
Patio
hickorylanedesign added this to hickorylanedesign's Ideas
March 26, 2014
Brooklyn brownstone
yosmayra added this to yosmayra's Ideas
March 25, 2014
The duplex style
victoriavancappellen added this to Patio Ideas
March 25, 2014
dimensions
izabelly added this to Backyard
March 24, 2014
Brick tile.
jlkrogh01 added this to jlkrogh01's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Warm outdoor space
Whitney Burney added this to Exterior Ideas
March 23, 2014
New York brownstone
kkress1057 added this to kkress1057's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Back door
jdayl added this to tiny house
March 22, 2014
patio tiles
hannahschardt added this to back of house reno
March 22, 2014
Everything
bhbodan added this to outside
March 21, 2014
level changes
dfmuldrow added this to Brownstone Ideas
March 21, 2014
Everything
greywalker added this to greywalker's ideas
March 21, 2014
the feeling
Stephanie Cartwright added this to StephC-lighting
March 21, 2014
Lighting Brick with Dark framed windows - ivy
Manny Midy added this to manny_midy's Ideas
March 21, 2014
Backyard
Debbie Bernard added this to House
March 21, 2014
Trim color
Nora Geary added this to Patio Ideas
March 21, 2014
ivy
EVstudio added this to Silverthorne RFQ
March 20, 2014
Town homes
EVstudio added this to Townhomes
March 20, 2014
Town homes
Samuel Garrett added this to samuel_garrett's ideas
March 20, 2014
black windows
martinmaykut added this to Sage Creek TH Ideas
March 20, 2014
drop main floor but do a front sitting area?
Saba F added this to Home Reno Ideas- Kitchen Living Room
March 19, 2014
deck!
shaunaj added this to townhouse
March 19, 2014
stairs
pam1223 added this to pam1223's Ideas
March 19, 2014
For PJC
pdenson added this to exterior paint
March 19, 2014
Windows and soffits
jesspaige added this to loft ideas
March 18, 2014
Brick
jalonergan added this to Living Room Ideas
March 17, 2014
Storage space for bikes
muffymary added this to muffymary's Ideas
March 17, 2014
XO!
ddiksic added this to ddiksic's Ideas
March 17, 2014
Paved back yard
laniemap added this to laniemap's ideas
March 17, 2014
yes
lynnschenk added this to lynnschenk's Ideas
March 17, 2014
ipe wood for sunroom deck?
alienone added this to alienone's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Backyard space
jazzyjose added this to color idea
March 16, 2014
For uncle anthony
vq2301 added this to vq2301's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Windows
Brenda Diaz added this to brenda_diaz7820983's Ideas
March 15, 2014
Cute home!
Gloria Watanabe added this to gloria_watanabe's Ideas
March 15, 2014
Garden level apt.
Greenwood Capital Investments added this to Grand Street Brownstone
March 14, 2014
Perfect rear exterior with addition
shmazhar added this to shmazhar's ideas
March 13, 2014
nice pic
capecodoliviar added this to Exterior
March 13, 2014
Love it
bubblelicious added this to bubblelicious's ideas
March 13, 2014
trim
Ann Denny added this to Bathroom Ideas
March 13, 2014
Triplex?
ryleembrown added this to Exteriors
March 13, 2014
Would truly be a dream come true.
Dawn Summerville added this to dawn_summerville's ideas
March 13, 2014
Fantastic for outside entertainment
luxsteph21 added this to luxsteph21's ideas
March 13, 2014
studio house in California
capajabo added this to capajabo's Ideas
March 12, 2014
Good use of space / walk up
sakamaki added this to sakamaki's Ideas
March 12, 2014
Light
gv01 added this to gv01's Ideas
March 12, 2014
Façade Arrière avec multiple ouvertures
phmcward added this to phmcward's Ideas
March 11, 2014
Typical aluminum clad, large sight lines, thicker deeper appearance
fsellman added this to 1623 Broadway
March 10, 2014
Wooden deck from 2nd level with stairs
Meg Gaddum added this to mangorei rd
March 10, 2014
brown brick with black
Tina Sommer added this to tina_sommer7477707's Ideas
March 10, 2014
Trim
tony151 added this to tony151's ideas
March 10, 2014
Brooklyn brown stone
wynnbush added this to 826 Hollins Street
March 9, 2014
This could possibly address the problem of reclaiming the space up by the stairs to 2nd floor.
evsciv added this to evsciv's Ideas
March 9, 2014
Good materials
es247 added this to es247's Ideas
March 8, 2014
Love brickwork
imee33 added this to imee33's ideas
March 8, 2014
patio
kjhaveles added this to kjhaveles's Ideas
March 7, 2014
.
dereno added this to home
March 7, 2014
back
James Hubbard added this to james_hubbard's ideas
March 7, 2014
Nice infill.
vizerie added this to 11 Cedar remodel
March 6, 2014
Back of home set up with 2nd fl deck
nyfranchesca added this to nyfranchesca's ideas
March 6, 2014
brick and trim color
kingkeithc added this to kingkeithc's Ideas
March 5, 2014
Back
tiffshockley added this to tiffshockley's ideas
March 5, 2014
2nd level entry....some variation if front loading garage
RDC Design added this to Row House
March 5, 2014
windows, deck, patio
hanelle added this to hanelle's Ideas
March 5, 2014
Urban.
Charina Chatman added this to charina_chatman's Ideas
March 5, 2014
Back yard idea
louie81 added this to louie81's ideas
March 4, 2014
House
bferna5 added this to Façana
March 4, 2014
Terrassa
danae_mullings added this to danae_mullings's Ideas
March 2, 2014
Backyard
kolivier added this to Backyard
March 2, 2014
pavers
sykapur added this to sykapur's Ideas
March 2, 2014
MM
jabanana added this to jabanana's Ideas
March 1, 2014
Great!
fsellman added this to Decks
March 1, 2014
Stairs leading down to yard. Move deck to second level
Javier Villa added this to javier_villa's Ideas
March 1, 2014
House fachade
Isis Sapp_Grant added this to isis_sapp_grant's ideas
March 1, 2014
Layout
niecee added this to BUY
February 28, 2014
Everything
Johanna Thompson added this to Bathroom make over tips
February 27, 2014
Awesome Brownstone
Kaete Demro added this to Exterior Ideas
February 27, 2014
Brick and trim
ellesteele added this to ellesteele's Favorites
February 26, 2014
Urban
glenngward added this to glenngward's ideas
February 26, 2014
back of the town
alm94114 added this to alm94114's ideas
February 25, 2014
windows in the back of a brownstone.
andyfe added this to Facades
February 25, 2014
Could you have covered storage integrated with the house and appended to an upper deck?
Kyaw Nyun Oo added this to kyaw_nyunoo's ideas
February 25, 2014
Front structure
Precious Stepney added this to precious_stepney's Ideas
February 22, 2014
Love architect
Jim Teutsch added this to jim_teutsch's Ideas
February 22, 2014
Multi-colored Brick
capitalb added this to capitalb's Ideas
February 21, 2014
Row Home, Windows, contrast, established
kathrynthole added this to kids room
February 21, 2014
outside
standfieldplace added this to standfieldplace's ideas
February 21, 2014
Steps down from balcony
kome77 added this to kome77's Ideas
February 21, 2014
basement suite walkout
debpires added this to debpires's Ideas
February 19, 2014
New York Nana's pied a terre??
pembrokedesign added this to pembrokedesign's ideas
February 19, 2014
contractor
sarandir added this to sarandir's Ideas
February 18, 2014
Love the dark wood highlights
amhaddock added this to amhaddock's Ideas
February 17, 2014
Cute style to townhouse
tess2012 added this to tess2012's Ideas
February 17, 2014
Basement doors
Marvz Zanoria added this to marvz_zanoria's Ideas
February 17, 2014
facade
sanwendel added this to sanwendel's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Reihenhaus...
fathered3 added this to fathered3's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Back stairs
ayimdarkeh added this to ayimdarkeh's ideas
February 15, 2014
balcony and windows
jamiedokuo added this to Exterior Ideas
February 14, 2014
Brick with black frame windows
missyvenus added this to seneca
February 14, 2014
yard
laurakinseynyc added this to 217 Lex
February 14, 2014
backyard
catalinaciceri added this to catalinaciceri's ideas
February 12, 2014
patio interior
nyemaaa added this to nyemaaa's ideas
February 12, 2014
ground
Quang Huy added this to quang_huy's ideas
February 12, 2014
0005
atoli359 added this to atoli359's ideas
February 11, 2014
Back yard idea
James Claiborne added this to james_claiborne's Ideas
February 10, 2014
Brick tile outside
Brigitte Cantin added this to Exterior Ideas
February 9, 2014
reno inspirante
hnstaps added this to structure
February 9, 2014
brick
pcalvert67 added this to pcalvert67's Ideas
February 9, 2014
small deck with stairs
kathleenknutsen added this to kathleenknutsen's Ideas
February 9, 2014
ENGLAND ish
frrrdrrrc added this to frrrdrrrc's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Townhouse
Kim Cockburn added this to front garden
February 9, 2014
Black
lanielew added this to lanielew's ideas
February 9, 2014
2nd story deck
Grand Home Solutions, Inc added this to New City
February 8, 2014
exterior style
logansapphire added this to logansapphire's ideas
February 7, 2014
Ground pattern
asarioglou added this to 625 Oldham Street: Exterior
February 7, 2014
Black window trim withthe exposed brick
duncanoliver1 added this to Exterior Ideas
February 7, 2014
This is beautiful! I love it!!!!
collinsbuildersjc added this to collinsbuildersjc's ideas
February 6, 2014
back deck
grainnema added this to grainnema's Ideas
February 5, 2014
Patio area in the back
renenormand added this to renenormand's Ideas
February 4, 2014
Simple yet elegant and rustic
jehohanan added this to jehohanan's ideas
February 4, 2014
the simplicity
Tia DeLeon added this to tia_deleon's ideas
February 4, 2014
even small spaces can be elegant
shop198 added this to shop198's Ideas
February 3, 2014
Front Entry w Brick Patio
Kathryn Designs added this to blairsf's Ideas
February 3, 2014
Back of house
elvis1280 added this to elvis1280's ideas
February 3, 2014
backyard
crostar added this to All
February 3, 2014
Old and modern
lecourtois added this to Sommerhus
February 2, 2014
buildout
lsmith66 added this to lsmith66's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Town home deck patio
pjlama added this to Letourneux ideas
February 1, 2014
The simplicity of windows (no bay window, but still bright)
acox0787 added this to acox0787's Ideas
February 1, 2014
Love NYC Brownstones!
Kimberley Hecht added this to Row House
February 1, 2014
Row house yard 2nd floor stair
kimcooley added this to kimcooley's Ideas
February 1, 2014
City/town home idea
gerarddrost added this to gerarddrost's Ideas
February 1, 2014
Balkon
daphnegrayson added this to daphnegrayson's Ideas
February 1, 2014
Exterior
susandoug1 added this to susandoug1's ideas
January 31, 2014
basement walkout
Lisa Magee / Case Design added this to Furr
January 30, 2014
Even these transom and stacked windows make for a much more transparent feel between the indoors and outdoors.
Anthony DiCesare added this to 299 Sumner St East Boston
January 30, 2014
rear egress from 2nd floor
Jodi Ball Design Inc. added this to jodimball's Ideas
January 27, 2014
Windows
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™