The challenge: how to create a sense of light and space in a notably narrow late 19th-century townhouse? Located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, the structure—with an interior width of 13.5 feet— was purchased by a young family of three who wanted to preserve the sequence of rooms. Equally importantly, they wanted a great-looking, central kitchen to replace the beat-up laminate design in the basement.
They found architects Anshu Bangia and Willam Agostinho on Remodelista. Members of the Remodelista Architect & Designer Directory known for their thoughtful, clean-lined work, the couple were hired to perform a top-to-bottom update. Not surprisingly, it’s their artful kitchen solution, an extension on the parlor floor, that the owners say is their favorite room in the house. Come take a look.
Photography by Nicole Franzen, courtesy of Bangia Agostinho.
The architects also created functional “transitional spaces” between living areas: “utilities and storage are located in these interstitial spaces,” explains Bangia. The architects worked with contractor Joe Litterello of Showcase Construction and Janik Furniture created all the millwork.