This residence was a complete gut renovation of a 4-story row house in Park Slope, and included a new rear extension and penthouse addition. The owners wished to create a warm, family home using a modern language
Kevin Kunstadt (b. 1982, New York, NY) is an American photographer who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BA in Visual Art from Brown University in 2004.
Though modest in size, scope and budget, this once heavily partitioned Brooklyn apartment is transformed by the insertion of a volumetric armature that creates spatial diversity in the absence of traditional rooms.
The Switchback House is a prototype for the new urban family, inverting the traditional row house in two primary ways. One, by replacing a stacked stair with a switchback stair, and two, inserting a dramatic skylight directly above the new vertical stair volume.