Clinton Hill
Queen Anne

Clinton Hill Queen Anne Living Room
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Living Room
This Queen Anne rowhouse was built in 1887 in the Clinton Hill Historic District. Famously known as the Pfizer mansion, the private residence had gone through multiple owners that included the Brooklyn Public Library, a Catholic girls’ school, and most recently, a recording studio/rooming house. Our goal was to rehabilitate the home for a family that had fallen in love with the building and wanted to restore it for use as a single family home.
Throughout the home, we focused on restoration and recreation of missing details. In the dining room, we re-stained the original oak woodwork and added a new floor border based on a design by Gio Ponti.
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Dining Room
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Kitchen
We worked to preserve the traditional sense of scale and proportion while incorporating new contemporary elements. To house the new kitchen, we built a curved extension on top of the original foundation of a long-gone conservatory. Custom millwork was designed to display the homeowner’s extensive ceramic collection.
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Parlor Floor
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Staircase
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Study
To connect the parlor level and basement, we replaced a narrow back stair with a new sculptural open riser wood and steel staircase allowing light to penetrate from the skylight above.
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Bathing Room
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Primary Bedroom
We removed a wall to restore the primary bedroom to its original configuration and created a dedicated bathing room in what was once another bedroom. Plumbing, electrical, and mechanicals are new throughout.
Clinton Hill Queen Anne Facade

The Clinton Hill Queen Anne rowhouse was featured in the New York Times and Brownstoner.

Building Information


Clinton Hill Historic District

Originally Built


Rehabilitation Completed



6,871 sf


Partner in Charge

Kimberly Neuhaus

Project Team

Studio Red Architects, Laura Sehn, Jimmy Low, Rhonda Ebbesen

General Contractor

Interior Alterations

Structural Engineer

Interior Alterations

MEP Engineer

Robert Silman Assoc.


J. Callahan Consulting

Interior Design

J P Warren Interiors


Peter Margonelli