The 11th Street Townhouse project was featured in Dwell’s Brooklyn Home Tour earlier this year and definitely worth a closer look if you didn’t get to see it for yourself. I’m especially fond of the material choices for the kitchen as well as design elements such as the stair screen, stair tread and riser treatment and rear ground floor openings. My design preferences tend toward the modern so I appreciate the clean lines and uncluttered nature of the overall presentation. I would be interested in seeing the townhouse in its ‘lived-in’ state after a year to see how it differs from the photos. The following is an excerpt from a post that originally appeared on DwellOnDesign.com. A closer look at Leone Design Studio follows below.-RJ Diaz, Editor
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This multilevel townhouse was a complete renovation, transformed from a nondescript, three-unit apartment building into a single-family residence by Leone Design Studio. With a somewhat narrow and long footprint, the main challenge was to bring as much natural light in to the home as possible, specifically at its midpoint. This was done by the introduction of a “light slot,” a two-story, narrow shaft topped with a linear skylight that allows natural light to filter in through a third-floor bedroom and bathroom, the master bathroom, and all the way down to the dinning area on the first floor.
Area: Park Slope Neighborhood
Livable square footage: 3,500 square feet
Number of bedrooms: 4
Construction completed: 2012
All Photos by Albert Vecerka/Esto
About Leone Design Studio
Roy Leone has an extensive background and interest in design/build and is a licensed architect in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona in 1995, he worked for Taylor Design/Build, Richardson Smith Architects, and Resolution: 4 Architecture. He founded Leone Design Studio in 2001. Jen Leone received her Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1998 and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania is 1993. She spent 6 years working for Peter Gluck and Partners Architects in New York, as both architect and construction manager, after working for Cesar Pelli and Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. She joined Roy in 2004, and is licensed in the state of New York.
Leone Design Studio
540 President Street #2J
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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