Cumberland St Townhouse by Ensemble Architecture
Cumberland St Townhouse is an elegant home located in Fort Greene, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Designed by Ensemble Architecture, it was completed in 2015. The Cumberland Townhouse is located on a park block in the neighborhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY. The house was in a dilapidated state when the owner’s purchased the building; the rear wall was falling down and water had been entering the building for several years.
The house was completely transformed with a new rear wall and a two-story addition at the rear of the house. The addition is open to the living room above and is connected through interior steel and glass windows that mimic the two-story, exterior windows. The doors at the garden open completely to create a seamless connection between the kitchen / dining level and the garden.
Vines are planted in recessed planters along the 2 story party walls in the dining room–the room was designed with the idea of being an indoor-outdoor space where the garden melds with the interior spaces. The vines will cover the double-story party walls and will add an organic quality to all of the spaces that the dining room connects. The top of the addition is a private master bedroom balcony.
The special patterns of living room‘s carpet show a strong feeling of exotic. And one of the walls has been transformed into a bookcase and a cabinet, full of flavour of literature and life.
The balcony connects living room, so spacious and so bright. Set off by the wooden floor, the two bronzing armchairs add a warmth to the room.
Looking out from the kitchen’s glass door is an exquisite courtyard, with leisure chair and hammock in it, for people enjoy a pleasant day.
The bookcase is the most conspicuous one of bedroom. With many books in it, we can know that the owner is a book-lover.
Another bedroom is a baby room, which is of innocence ambience.
January 8, 2016Cool ideas