Small House

Brooklyn Row House

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When we were approached by our clients to gut renovate and add to a 110 year old, 15′ wide row house, our goal was to create a home that could adapt to change over time. The building is designed to oscillate easily between a two-family and one-family configuration, giving the owners the ability to gradually grow into and out of the house as needed. 70% of the building can be used as a 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit, while the remaining 30% of the building is given over to a 1 bedroom/ 1 bath unit. Depending on their priorities at any given time, the owners have the option to occupy one of the units themselves, while using the other for rental income. It also gives the owners the ability to combine both units to create a 2100SF one-family home for themselves simply by removing a small demising wall on the second floor and demolishing the rental kitchen – a job that can be executed over the course of a long weekend.

A 100+ year old row house given a complete renovation in New York, New York. Designed by Office of ArchitectureOffice of Architecture.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Lisa S August 16, 2015 at 4:43 am

    I’m not quite seeing how these kitchen photos fit together. Are there really 2 different kitchen sinks in this lovely small house?

  • Reply Richard Kidd August 17, 2015 at 12:29 am

    So, 2100 sq t? How is this a small house, again?

  • Reply ethelene s. stubbs August 17, 2015 at 2:05 am

    I would love to have a tiny house as soon as I find a place to put it

  • Reply Meeow February 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Love it!

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