South Slope Penthouse Addition

This townhouse in the South Slope, Brooklyn is owned by an artistic client who has his own manufacturing workshop nearby. The design was a true collaboration between client and architect with many intricate details both conceived of and built by the client himself.

The house was completely gutted and the rear brick opening was enlarged for doors and windows to the rear deck. A new, efficient boiler was added with radiant floor heating throughout the building. Lastly, a fourth story was built on top of the house with a small front balcony, a master bedroom suite in front and an office space in the back with 14′ high ceilings.

Construction by American Contractors.
Photography by Marco Valencia
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We added a modern fourth story to this 19th century rowhouse in South Slope, Brooklyn. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“brick/black” — martinserranoc
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Kitchen with teak cabinetry built by the homeowner. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“counter” — jillannweinstein
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Kitchen with teak cabinetry built by homeowner- cabinet to be added above refrigerator. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“cupboards” — looleyjule
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Kitchen with teak cabinetry built by homeowner- cabinet to be added above refrigerator. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“kitchen?” — jenrosie71
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Small powder room beneath stairs. Mirror to be added. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“Tiles” — andreithomast
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Small powder room beneath stairs. Mirror to be added. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“Just showing what entire wall would look like” — mcbayle
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The homeowner built a 3-story cabinet at the staircase and 'embedded' a maple handrail into a space carved out of the back of the cabinetry. The stairs are hickory. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“like the color” — artdeco101
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The homeowner built a 3-story cabinet at the staircase and 'embedded' a maple handrail into a space carved out of the back of the cabinetry. The stairs are hickory. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“Stairs” — kennethdmarks
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The homeowner built a 3-story cabinet at the staircase and 'embedded' a maple handrail into a space carved out of the back of the cabinetry. The stairs are hickory. Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“Details! Beautifully articulated stair railing gets much closer to poetry than decorating.” — Judith Taylor Designs
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These shelves were made from the joists that were torn out from the original roof structure (removed so we could add another story). Penthouse addition by Ben Herzog. Construction by American Contractors. Photos by Marco Valencia.
“shelves out of reclaimed wood” — bindele
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