Address: Brooklyn, New York
Role: Project & Preservation Architect
Year Built: 1890
Project Status: Completed
This four-story brick townhouse was gut renovated and expanded with a three-story addition in the back, built using insulated concrete forms.
The garden level has a separate studio apartment in front and an indoor, 8-foot by 13-foot swim-in-place pool in back. Although the pool area is within the home’s thermal envelope, addressing the humidity issues posed by this special use required air sealing the room off from the rest of the house and installing a separate, small capacity HRV there.