Greenwood Heights Rooftop Addition

Greenwood Heights Rooftop Addition

Architect
Ben Herzog Architect, PC
Location
Brooklyn, NY, USA | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Private Houses
Brett Beyer
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
WashbasinsDuravit
Vanity unit wall-mounted #DS6481
ToiletsTOTO
Closed Couple toilet
TilesFireclay Tile
Shale
Bath TubKohler
Tea-for-Two®
FaucetsNewport Brass
Priya Single Hole Lavatory Faucet
WindowsJELD-WEN

Product Spec Sheet
Washbasins
Vanity unit wall-mounted #DS6481 by Duravit
Toilets
Closed Couple toilet by TOTO
Tiles
Shale by Fireclay Tile
Bath Tub
Tea-for-Two® by Kohler
Faucets
Priya Single Hole Lavatory Faucet by Newport Brass
Windows

Greenwood Heights Rooftop Addition

Ben Herzog Architect, PC as Architects

This project focused on adding an additional story to a 3 floor townhouse. Zoning regulations meant that the new addition had to be set back 15 feet from the front wall of the house. This space is utilized as an outdoor deck with an exterior fireplace. Inside, the addition consists of a master bedroom suite as well as a sitting room with a projection wall, interior fireplace and wet bar.

photo_credit Brett Beyer
Brett Beyer

The exterior cladding is lead-coated copper, a very durable building material. The new steel stairs were built with treads made from the roof joists that were removed earlier in the project. The custom built dresser is walnut with leather pulls. The master bath walls are ¼” thick porcelain tile slabs laser-printed to look like marble. The rug really ties the sitting room together.

photo_credit Brett Beyer
Brett Beyer

Adding a new primary bedroom suite and den to the house.  The children were getting bigger and they needed their own bedrooms.

photo_credit Brett Beyer
Brett Beyer

Building on top of an old row house is difficult.  Although the bricks were in fairly good shape, a new concrete bond beam needed to be added on top in order to bear the weight of the addition.

photo_credit Brett Beyer
Brett Beyer

We choose lead coated copper for the front and rear facades - it is a beautiful, durable material that gets a slight darkened patina over time and doesn’t just monolithically reflect like some metals.  We planned on using it for the new side wall but our budget didn’t allow for it - luckily.  It turns out we ended up building a similar addition next door and covered up the long wall.

photo_credit Brett Beyer
Brett Beyer

Material Used:

1. Facade cladding:  Lead coated copper from B and B metal work in Queens, NY

2. Flooring:   Pre-finished engineered white oak

3. Windows:   Jeld Wen

4. Roofing:   TPO Membrane

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