When Ensemble Architecture was approached to rejuvenate a decaying townhouse in Brooklyn, New York, they were met with numerous challenges. Namely the Cumberland Townhouse in the Fort Greene neighborhood had entered a state of extreme disrepair due to neglect, water damage, and other factors.
In the process of the renovation, Ensemble was able to add new life into the structure and create a very comfortable place for inhabitants. For starters, designers added a new rear wall and a two-level extension at the back of the house. Trimmed in steel and glass, new rear additions were made to match the front facade as well, creating an overall look that was undeniably modern.
Interior spaces were designed to be warm and inviting. Designers were keen on bringing in natural elements whenever possible and incorporating textures that also mimicked nature. Bringing the outdoors inside was also a key objective, satisfied by doors at the at the garden that open completely to create a seamless connection between the kitchen, dining level and the garden.