Fort Greene

Fort Greene Italianate Dining Room
Fort Greene Italianate Dining Room
This brownstone in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood was constructed during the mid-nineteenth century in the Italianate style. Over the years, the 4,250 sq. ft. property has gone through several owners, resulting in the majority of the building's original details having been removed. Our objective was to rehabilitate the house for a family with young children while also paying tribute to the building’s rich history.
Fort Greene Italianate Facade
Architectural excavations began in the foyer and parlor floor, where we introduced historically appropriate detailing. The massive parlor floor was reconfigured to create more intimate gathering spaces for cooking and entertaining, including a rounded alcove dining chamber.
Fort Greene Italianate Entryway
We salvaged the front parlor’s ornate crown molding during construction and reconstructed missing sections throughout the living room.
Fort Greene Italianate Living Room.
We enlarged the masonry openings at the back of the home to create a stronger connection to the backyard from the garden and parlor floors. On the parlor floor, we added sliding glass doors that lead to a new steel deck, increasing the amount of natural light filtering into the colorful kitchen.
Fort Greene Italianate Kitchen
Fort Greene Italianate Kitchen
We installed custom millwork to house the family's vast collection of books in the study.
Fort Greene Italianate Hallway
Fort Greene Italianate Study
Fort Greene Italianate Study
Fort Greene Italianate Primary Bath
Sliding partitions were added to the garden floor allowing for unobstructed views throughout the entire floor.
Fort Greene Italianate Rear Facade
Fort Greene Italianate Garden Floor

The Fort Greene Italianate was featured in March/April 2024 issue of Luxe Interiors + Design, and also featured on Brownstoner and The Wall Street Journal.

Building Information


Fort Greene Historic District

Originally Built


Rehabilitation Completed



4,250 sf


Partner In Charge

Kimberly Neuhaus

Project Team

Karin Ames, Ana Cubit

General Contractor

A.E. Gryeson

Structural Engineer

D'Huy Engineering, Inc.

MEP Engineering

D'Antonio Consulting Engineers


J. Callahan Consulting

Interior Design

J Morris Design


Allyson Lubow


Katja Greeff