New York studio GRT Architects has added restored blue bathtubs and green cabinetry to update an early 20th-century townhouse in Brooklyn.

紐約工作室GRT Architects已經添加了經過修復的藍色浴缸和綠色櫥櫃,以更新布魯克林20世紀早期的聯排別墅。

GRT Architects’ overhauled four-storey brick home is located in Prospect Lefferts Garden neighbourhood – an area near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park that is characterised by quiet streets and many historic residences.

Called Prospect Lefferts Garden Townhouse, the property was originally completed in 1910 by architect William M Miller, and features an eclectic mix of romanesque and neo-renaissance elements.

GRT建築事務所大修四層磚房位於Prospect Lefferts Garden附近 – 布魯克林展望公園附近的一個區域,其特點是安靜的街道和許多歷史悠久的住宅。

該物業名為Prospect Lefferts Garden Townhouse,最初由建築師William M Miller於1910年完工,融合了羅馬式和新文藝復興元素。

Modifications and upgrades were added over the years following its completion to suit the needs of a variety of different owners.

“At some point, a two-storey addition was built in the rear and in 1940 the ground floor was turned into a doctor’s office,” said GRT Architects in a project description.



GRT Architects designed the renovation of the 4,100-square-foot (381-square-metre) home to pay homage to these historical details, while also providing continuity with newer aspects.


“This highly choreographed play between new and old, contemporary and historical, led to a result that celebrates both and satisfies the demands of our modern clients,” said the studio.

“When working on historical buildings, we begin by establishing an attitude of new to old.”



Many of the home’s wooden details were preserved, including original parquet wood floors, numerous fireplaces, a traditional wooden staircase, and elaborate wall panels and trim.

Sky-blue enamelled bathtubs, which would otherwise have been outdated, were also given new life.



Complementing these older details are white-painted walls that act as a blank backdrop for a number of new green accents.



Green linoleum cabinetry in the kitchen is decorated with golden details, including a shiny island countertop made by Forbo Marmoleum. Triangular brass pulls were custom made by GRT Architects, and are used throughout the home.

廚房內的綠色亞麻油地氈櫥櫃裝飾有金色細節,包括由Forbo Marmoleum製作的閃亮島嶼檯面。 三角形黃銅拉手由GRT Architects定制,並在整個家庭中使用。

“We deliberately created a kitchen that felt contemporary and stood in contrast to its historical frame,” said GRT Architects.

Other golden details include the untreated brass frame that wraps the new enlarged portal between the living and dining room, which occupies the residence’s second level. In the eating area, the studio coated trim in matte white.

“我們刻意創造了一個感覺當代的廚房,與其歷史框架形成鮮明對比,”GRT Architects說。

其他金色細節包括未經處理的黃銅框架,它包圍了起居室和餐廳之間的新擴大門戶,佔據了住宅的第二層。 在用餐區,工作室塗有啞光白色飾邊。

“Rather than try to match the existing historical mouldings, we opted for minimal trim with brass inlays and a broad brass threshold marking the new opening,” said the studio.

An opening upstairs was similarly enlarged to provide views across the home. Another one of these sight lines is opened near to the kitchen, allowing natural light to pour in from a large window.


樓上的一個開口同樣被放大,以提供整個家庭的景色。 這些視線中的另一條在廚房附近打開,允許自然光從大窗戶傾瀉而下。

A focal point of the townhouse is a white, metal spiral staircase that was added at the rear of the property. The stairs land at a storage area at the lowest floor level, in the more recent two-storey addition. Access to the back garden is provided here through a new glass door.

“As landmarked buildings require a literal approach to facade preservation, we set a gradient from invisible improvements facing the street to obviously new elements towards the rear,” the studio said.

聯排別墅的焦點是一個白色的金屬螺旋樓梯,位於酒店後方。 樓梯落在最低層的儲藏區,最近的兩層樓。 通過新的玻璃門進入後花園。


A lounge, bathroom and bedroom are also located on this lower level. The third floor level, which is set above the main living space, is dedicated entirely to a master bathroom and an office.

A walk-through closet links the two spaces together, without requiring passage through the stairwell. Plywood cabinet doors are treated in a pale green stain to highlight the wood grain, complement the verdant palette seen throughout.

休息室,浴室和臥室也位於較低的樓層。 三樓位於主要生活空間之上,完全專用於主浴室和辦公室。

步入式衣櫃將兩個空間連接在一起,無需通過樓梯間。 膠合板櫥櫃門採用淡綠色污漬處理,突出木紋,與整個青翠色調相得益彰。

Prospect Lefferts Garden Townhouse’s top level comprises a bedroom, office and lounge. Storage spaces, a bathroom, and a laundry room complete this floor. Blue-green cement tiles by Cle cover the floors in the bathrooms.

Continuing the contrast between old and new, GRT Architects have peppered the interiors with mid-century furnishings and new lights fixtures by Raco and Andrew Neyer.

Prospect Lefferts Garden Townhouse的頂層包括一間臥室,辦公室和休息室。 這個樓層設有儲物空間,浴室和洗衣房。 Cle的藍綠色水泥磚覆蓋在浴室的地板上。

GRT建築事務所延續了新舊對比,為Raco和Andrew Neyer設計了中世紀的家具和新的燈具。

GRT Architects – based in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood – chose similar mid-century accents for the renovation of a townhouse in the borough’s Fort Greene area, where it also added a fluted glass stairwell, and pops of lavender and white.

The studio has also worked on renovation projects in Manhattan, including the transformation of the top of a 19th-century building into an office with a pink kitchen and navy lounge, and restoring the decorative exterior of Fashion Tower.

總部位於布魯克林Greenpoint社區的GRT建築師事務所選擇了類似於世紀中葉的類似裝飾,用於修復位於自治市Fort Greene地區的聯排別墅,同時還增加了一個帶凹槽的玻璃樓梯間,以及薰衣草和白色的流行音樂。




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