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The clients’ goal for this project was to take an abandoned townhouse in Brooklyn’s landmarked Prospect Heights neighborhood and create a financially sustainable home for their young family. At the time of purchase the building’s interior structure was failing and all the systems needed to be replaced. The new owners assumed they’d have to enlarge this intact row house to cover all their needs but Horrigan O'Malley found that a more efficient layout created ample room for their entire program. The garden level tenant apartment was completely renovated and a shared vestibule, owner’s powder room and direct private access to the basement level below were connected to the owner's floors above. Period detail were restored and re-created, and were offset with modern accents that allow for casual living. The new design infused the home with abundant natural light and air by maintaining an open staircase, installing two skylights and a solar tube which channels sunlight from the roof to the second floor master bathroom. Abundant doors and windows in the rear of the structure permit light to illuminate the home while affording views into the garden. The kitchen's rear wall was replaced with a broad 'steel' double and single French door. These connect to a new parlor floor deck with connecting stair to a lush garden. Minimalist cabinets and bright colors were used throughout the home to complement the new and restored natural wood moldings.