Dining and Living Area.
Dining table and bench made of wood salvaged
from a 19th Century building.
Kitchen and Entry.
Bedroom cabinentry of bamboo plywood.
sustainability are the key components
for this renovation of a two bedroom
The dining table and bench are
fabricated from old-growth pine wood,
salvaged from the restoration of a 19th
Century building. The wood is
stained a rich dark tone and
oiled. The supporting legs are
blackened steel, produced by a local
steel craftsman. Other
free-standing bookcases and cabinets are
custom fabricated from wood, aluminum,
Appliances and cabinetry on one side of
the long galley kitchen are removed and
replaced with shallow base units and
cooktops, creating more free floor
space. Where only 1 person used to
cook, the new arrangement allows 3 or 4
persons in the kitchen at one time to
chop, sort, simmer, and chat.
Materials include cork floors (warm for
bare feet, soft, and noise absorptive),
concrete countertops containing
sparkling chips of recycled glass (made
by a local Brooklyn manufacturer), and
In the bedrooms, full-height built-in
storage closets are installed.
Built of bamboo plywood, the closets
have doors and drawers which flip out
and down to create folding tables and
full work surfaces.