Carriage House Renovation – Week 10

We now have the beginnings of a new third floor underway! The sub-floor has also been laid down for the rear-half of the building. As you can see, things are really moving.


view from the second floor looking towards the rear – you can see part of the temporary roof above the third floor framing

looking up at the third floor framing to see the cross joist bracing and subfloor

the front of the building is on the left – what you see here is the temporary roof dropping down from the right on what’s left of the existing roof on the left, with a temporary downspout in place to carry the rerouted rainfall out through the building

Carriage House Renovation – Week 7

Progressing forward with the new structural steel! C-joists are going in on the rear half of the second floor, with preparations being made for the new third floor.


fuzzy image – if you look close you can see the old wood joists being use to brace the masonry walls while the new steel floor joists go into place below

same view looking towards the rear from the first floor

joist pockets being carved out of the masonry wall in preparation for the new third floor – original wood roof joists can still be seen above

Carriage House Renovation – Week 5

The new steel structure is now going in! As the weeks continue, the GC will replace the old wood joists with steel beams and C-joists, moving from the center of the building moving outwards to keep the masonry walls stable and braced during the process.


second floor looking towards the rear

the new steel beams have been pocketed into the existing masonry wall

looking up from the first floor – the original wood roof joists are still in place

Carriage House Renovation – Week 2

Demolition has begun! All interior partitions of the existing floors have been removed, leaving behind one large open second floor.



second floor looking towards the rear


second floor looking towards the front


a view of the year yard with a temporary art installation in place

Carriage House Renovation – Existing

We’re very happy to say we finally started construction in November on a project that has been in development for more than a year!


In essence, this is a gut renovation of a deterioratedĀ carriage house located in a Brooklyn historical district and situated across the street from a very stunning church building. The renovation will bring restoration and balance to the front facade as well as reconfigure the interior for the new family moving in. A roof extension will add some badly needed space and open up to a new roof deck for additional outdoor space.


Below are some photos of the building prior to the start of construction.



looking back towards the rear on the second floor


front facade – clearly in need of some attention


first floor – the old stable now in use as a garage


one of the rear rooms on the second floor