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Carroll Gardens Abode modern-kitchen

Carroll Gardens Abode

Photos by Hulya Kolabas & Catherine Tighe;

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.

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January 8, 2013
koko2035 wrote:
Partition - How are those partitions achieved? What material/colour etc is required.
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The partitions at the stair are constructed with a steel frame and narrow walnut panels that are attached to the vertical steel columns.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 12:30PM
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May 15, 2012
wehavenocabinets wrote:
What did you use as a backsplash? It looks really beautiful and I know that is something my mom would like.
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The backsplash material is large slab pieces of honed Cararra marble. The slab material used on the counter is the same.
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March 24, 2012
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The elevated bar counter at the island is walnut. The work surface counter is honed Cararra marble.
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