architecture, urban design, planning

St Felix Street Rear Extension

This project involved a full gut renovation and a two-story rear yard extension to a historic row-house in the Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District. The design required a presentation to the Landmark Presentation Commission because the extension was, at the time, visible from Hanson Place, prior to the construction of a corner house on Hanson Place. The design effectively flipped the original layout of the duplex apartment, moving the kitchen, living and dining room to the first floor, and the bedrooms to the basement / garden level. Atop the extension there is a new outdoor terrace for the second floor apartment.

Christopher Stienon of Urban Matrix was the architect of record for the project. The plan layout and initial detailing was done by architect Nic Hawken.

Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City

Client: Anonymous


Complete gut renovation to the two lower levels of an historic rowhouse.

Two storey rear extension.

Construction documentation and permitting.

Construction Administration.