FT. GREENE BROWNSTONE
Jason Schmidt
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Door HardwareJoseph Giles
Wood Windows With Insect Screens475 High Performance Building Supply
Victoria
Kitchen Backsplash CabinetDoug Mockett & Company, Inc.
DP138
Whole House FanGreenheck
CUE
Kitchen Backsplash CabinetHäfele
20 H OS FS
RoofingKEMPER SYSTEM
Kemperol® Reflect 2K FR

Product Spec Sheet
Door Hardware
Wood Windows With Insect Screens
Kitchen Backsplash Cabinet
Whole House Fan
CUE by Greenheck
Kitchen Backsplash Cabinet
20 H OS FS by Häfele
Roofing
Kemperol® Reflect 2K FR by KEMPER SYSTEM

Ft. Greene Brownstone

DELSON or SHERMAN ARCHITECTS PC as Architects

From the street, this project is a picture-perfect landmark brownstone restoration.  We carefully rebuilt the lost stoop, for instance, with new cast-iron balusters.  And we replaced the severed stone ledges and window ornament using original castings.

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Jason Schmidt
photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt
photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt

Inside, though, we packed the house with spatial surprises.  The kitchen overlooks a double-height living room with bookshelves two stories high.  The glass rear wall retracts to open the house to the garden.  And a high catwalk leads to a children’s reading nook with a window seat perched over the garden.

photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt
photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt
photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt

We hid the powder room halfway up a stair landing.  A stair made of a folded sheet of perf steel leads to the basement.  A walkable skylight turns the cellar into a spa-like home gym.  And lastly, reclaimed heart pine flooring continues up the walls to screen off the master tub and vanity.

photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt
photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt
photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt

Team: 

Architects: DELSON OR SHERMAN ARCHITECTS PC

General Contractor: Visionary Building Corp.

Structural Engineer: Angelos Georgopoulos, PC

MEP Engineer: Adal Engineering PLLC

Expediter: CODE LLC

Photographer: Jason Schmidt

photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt
photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt
photo_credit Jason Schmidt
Jason Schmidt

Materials Used:

Facade cladding: proprietary cementitious stucco “re-brownstoning” recipe

Flooring: 5” wide 5/8” engineered rift grade heart pine w/ site applied oiled finish, Mountain Lumber Co. 

Door Hardware: Fonteyn Lever LV1045 2ӯ rose satin stainless steel finish, Joseph Giles

Windows: Passive house certified simulated double hung Model Victoria wood windows with insect screens, Bewiso Windows from 475 High Performance Building Supply

Roofing: Kemperol Reflect 2K FR “Cool Roof” System with catalyst, high performance seamless and self-terminating cold fluid-applied reinforced unsaturated polyester membrane system, with light-reflective sand aggregate surfacing, Kemper System

Kitchen Backsplash Cabinet: Brushed stainless steel doors with DP138 Elongated Frame Pull in matte chrome finish by Doug Mockett.  In-plane sliding track is Hafele 406.02.075 EKU Frontino 20 HOSFS., Doug Mockett & Co., Hafele

Whole House Fan: CUE-180-VG Centrifugal Roof Upblast Exhaust Fan side-wall mounted with Vari-green remote mounted control., Greenheck

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