This row house is the perfect example of modern dwelling standing on a very narrow and long building spot—but gorgeous nonetheless.
Taking the old row house concepts in nowadays era, the old designed architecture can be a bit too much for modern eyes. Thus, without leaving what was made Brooklyn’s houses famous until now, this row house in Brooklyn brings in the modern style architecture.
Limited in wide space, row house usually come in a multi-story building with front and back porch. Working with this limitation, the designer comes with the idea of a house with rich height, thanks to the convenient height limitation policy along with the neighbours.
The house stands tall compared to the others, with a breaking front façade. The front façade is decorated in full picture windows with slightly turned to its vertical axis. This is important to reduce the over-height looks. On one side of the wall, the designer puts no windows due to the close distance to the neighbouring houses. On the other side, there are 2 light spaces. These light spaces connect to a light well that is intended to illuminate the central part of the house.
The first floor is a recreation area with a small kitchen, indoor pool and a billiard room. These recreational facilities are located here due to the periodic flood rules.
The second floor is where the main kitchen and the living room are located. There is also one guest room here, complete with its bathroom. The bathroom is located next to the front façade, allowing the guests to experience the luxury feeling of full picture windows façade.
At the third floor, there are 2 bedrooms. One of them is the master bedroom. The other bedrooms are located at the back end of the house. There is a corridor connecting these two bedrooms, overlooking the living room under it.
Overall, with its limited space, an open floor plan is best suited for a row house, especially on the second floor where the living room, kitchen and dining table is located. Completing the living area, sectional sofa is a perfect choice.
Source : tobiarchitects