Before Etelamaki Architecture worked its magic on this townhouse in South Slope, it featured a completely terrible white and tan mosaic stone facade. Anything would have been an improvement upon that, but Elamaki opted to completely reconfigure the face of the building. The designers, per the Contemporist, describe the new exterior as a "non-descript building shell." They removed the existing fire escape and super-sized the windows to maximize light, and facade is made of corrugated galvanized steel with "accent panels of perforated aluminum installed in front of painted red panels." The top two floors are an owner's duplex, while the garden level is a rental. Inside, the layout has been opened up, but original building features like brick fireplacesthere's even one in the master bathroomwere highlighted in the new configuration.
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· Etelamaki Architecture Design The Renovation Of A Brooklyn Townhouse [Contemporist via 6sqft]
· Etelamaki Architecture [official]