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Cumberland Townhouse / Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design

A home where exterior and interior are harmoniously blurred

The Cumberland Townhouse in Brooklyn - Ensemble Architecture (1)

Project: Cumberland Townhouse
Architecture: Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design
Design Team: Elizabeth Roberts, Josh Lekwa
Landscape Designer: Kim Hoyt
Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York
Photo Credits: Ensemble Architecture

The Cumberland Townhouse is a private home recently completed by NY-based Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design.

The Cumberland Townhouse is located on a park block in the neighborhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY. The house was in a dilapidated state when the owner’s purchased the building; the rear wall was falling down and water had been entering the building for several years.

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The house was completely transformed with a new rear wall and a two-story addition at the rear of the house. The addition is open to the living room above and is connected through interior steel and glass windows that mimic the two-story, exterior windows.

The doors at the garden open completely to create a seamless connection between the kitchen / dining level and the garden. Vines are planted in recessed planters along the 2 story party walls in the dining room–the room was designed with the idea of being an indoor-outdoor space where the garden melds with the interior spaces.

The vines will cover the double-story party walls and will add an organic quality to all of the spaces that the dining room connects. The top of the addition is a private master bedroom balcony.

dining area

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kitchen

kitchen

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stair

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bedroom

living room

kids room

bathroom

bathroom

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The Cumberland Residence in Brooklyn - Ensemble Architecture (20)

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