Apr 02, 2015

See Our Work in New York Cottages & Gardens


We’re proud to announce that our Brooklyn Heights Townhouse project is featured in the April issue of New York Cottages and Gardens.

The 12-page article, Haute Brooklyn, describes how the owners, Florence and Alexandre Mars, discovered the property and sought the right architecture team to bring their French design sensibility to their new Brooklyn home.

Picking the right architect was critical, and after interviewing five firms, they narrowed the choice down to Shea Murdock and Kelly Solon Murdock of Murdock Solon Architects.

As the article describes, we worked closely with the owners, helping them not only with the architectural design and construction, but also with the interior design elements.

“I told them I wanted a house where friends could kick off their shoes and relax – and they understood it,” adds Florence, pointing out further that she and Alexandre were amazed with the firm’s attentiveness, efficiency, and budget-mindedness.

The guiding principle behind the design was the juxtaposition of old and new, creating visual and textural variety. The design exposed the natural wear and beauty of re-purposed materials.

Special attention to lighting, both natural and artificial, highlighted different moments of the architectural details and underlined the thoughtful strategy given to the experience of moving through the home.

Pocket doors and sliding partitions are used in very different ways throughout to allow for different activities while accommodating all of the house’s happy and active dwellers, resulting in a dynamic and peaceful home. Read the whole article here. View and read more about the details of the process and home here.