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.
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http://www.herzogarch.com

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October 16, 2014
mrgerardmartin wrote:
Are the balcony level doors opening in or out?
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out
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October 2, 2013
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Ipe wood
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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!
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September 16, 2013
Francis Fallon wrote:
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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?
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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.
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August 27, 2013
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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.
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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.
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May 6, 2013
doublewdesign wrote:
What product was used for the flooring of back patio? Was it grouted? Applied over concrete? Thanks
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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.
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March 15, 2013
ickybrain wrote:
Love those upper doors! Who is the manufacturer? - Hoping to do a similar renovation on our Brooklyn brownstone.

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These are from Marvin
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March 1, 2013
davismom3 wrote:
Love the deck. Could you please tell me the dimensions? Any concern about the deck leaking to space below?
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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.
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Thank you Ben for your patience at answering all of the questions. It is very appreciated.
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February 23, 2013
Adam Dahill wrote:
Ben, Who did you use for the deck fabrication? Is is a steel superstructure with wood laid on top?
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Hi Adam- it is steel structure. The GC, John Kemp Construction, is responsible for the steel work.
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February 17, 2013
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Yes, they are
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February 4, 2013
liam1111 wrote:
what is the width of this property?
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Hi- The lot is 18'-0" wide so the house is probably about 17'-0" clear or so inside.
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April 17, 2012
simonedc29 wrote:
which builder was used on this project in brooklyn - My rowhouse backyard is identical. I would like to remodel the same way.
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ME TOO!!!!
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Sorry- I just saw the question. This project was constructed by the very talented John Kemp of John Kemp Construction.
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