Development and design firm the Brooklyn Home Company is very busy, uh, building homes in Brooklyn. Brownstoner got an update from the firm's principal, and they are currently working on seven different projects throughout Brooklyn. Two of these27 7th Avenue and 27 Lincoln Placeare not-that-exciting (but probably very beautiful) two-family townhouse renovations, but the rest are multi-family condo projects, one of which is 84 Congress Street (pictured above) in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. BHC partnered with MESH Architects to design the building, and the four-unit project recently broke ground. Each condo has private outdoor space, and it should be complete in nine to 12 months.
BHC is also behind 559 Carroll Street, which we learned about back in September 2012. The LEED-seeking five-story, five-unit building has been in the works since 2007, but was put on hold for several years when the economy tanked. Foundation work is now almost finished on the ground-up project, which is located on a formerly empty lot between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. It will be finished in 11 to 14 months.
Another project of BHC's is 340 Dean Street, a mess created by the infamous Robert Scarano, who filed the original permits for the building in 2006. The site sold to the Brooklyn Home Company in 2010, and they promptly replaced Scarano with their own team. According to documents filed with the Department of Buildings, it seems like BHC demolished the stalled, partially complete piece of crap Scarano put up and started anew. The building will have seven units and be complete sometime next year.
BHC's last two projects are 256 Cumberland Street and 77 Douglass Street, both condo conversions. The Cumberland Street building, between Dekalb and Lafayette Avenues, has four units, which were gut renovated, while the Douglass Street renovation in Boerum Hill saw eight apartments turn into four. Sales at both of these should start soon.
&183; Brooklyn Home Company Developing Seven Projects in Brownstone Brooklyn [Brownstoner]
· Brooklyn Home Company [official]