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Cumberland Street Townhouse / Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design

  • 09:00 - 1 September, 2017
Cumberland Street Townhouse / Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design
© Dustin Aksland
© Dustin Aksland

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Text description provided by the architects. The Cumberland St Townhouse is located on a park block in the neighborhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY. The house was in a dilapidated state when the owners purchased the building; the rear wall was falling down and water had been entering the building for several years.

© Dustin Aksland
© Dustin Aksland
Ground and Second Floor plans
Ground and Second Floor plans
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© Dustin Aksland

The house was completely transformed with a new rear wall and a two-story addition at the back of the house. The addition is open to the living room above and is connected through interior steel and glass windows that mimic the two-story exterior windows. The doors at the garden open completely to create a seamless connection between the kitchen / dining level and the garden. Vines were planted in recessed planters along the 2 story party walls in the dining room--the room was designed to be an indoor-outdoor space where the garden melds with the interior spaces. The vines now cover the double-story party walls and add an organic quality to the connected interior spaces. The top of the addition serves as a private balcony for the master bedroom

© Dustin Aksland
© Dustin Aksland

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Cite: "Cumberland Street Townhouse / Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design" 01 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/878770/cumberland-street-townhouse-elizabeth-roberts-architecture-and-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
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谁说狭长地形采光不佳?Cumberland Street Townhouse / Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design

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