Park Slope
Queen Anne

The Brooklyn Studio
This four-story Queen Anne rowhouse was built in 1891, just steps from Prospect Park — an area once referred to as “Brooklyn’s Gold Coast.” It was designed by prominent Brooklyn-based architect George P. Chappell, and features a façade clad in limestone, terra cotta, and tan-colored brick.
Park Slope Queen Anne Facade
The front façade required substantial restoration. We reconstructed the parapet, repointed brick masonry, and installed terra cotta over second- and third-floor bay windows.
Park Slope Queen Anne Living Rooom
The Brooklyn Studio
Prior to our rehabilitation, the building lacked natural light and connection with exterior spaces. We designed an open sculptural stair tower, which we extended beyond the original roof level into a new penthouse and rooftop terrace. A free-form bench sits suspended over the stair tower, adjacent to the new roof deck.
Park Slope Queen Anne Stair Kitchen
Park Slope Queen Anne Stair Screen
Park Slope Queen Anne Library Screen
Park Slope Queen Anne Stair Below
Park Slope Queen Anne Stair Banister
Park Slope Queen Anne Terrace Door
Park Slope Queen Anne Bench
Oak finishes act as a unifying material throughout the house and are bleached relative to the stair. We sustained rigorous millwork through the building’s cabinetry, shelves, bookcases, benches, cubbies, vanities, pocket doors, kitchen island, and privacy screens.
Park Slope Queen Anne Kitchen
Park Slope Queen Anne Dining Room
Park Slope Queen Anne Counter
Park Slope Queen Anne Closet
Park Slope Queen Anne Bathroom
Park Slope Queen Anne Blue Tile
Park Slope Queen Anne Playroom Stair
Park Slope Queen Anne Playroom
We built a two-story extension on the rear façade, providing space for a sunken living room on the parlor floor, and a playroom on the garden floor. Vast glazed openings on both floors afford views of the rear yard and new bluestone patio.
Park Slope Queen Anne Rear Facade
Park Slope Queen Anne Section

This rowhouse makes use of Passive House technologies designed to reduce energy usage and improve air quality. Thermally Broken steel windows on the rear façade reduce heat loss in the winter, and an energy recovery ventilation system steadily circulates fresh air.

Building Information


Park Slope Historic District

Originally Built

c. 1891

Project Completed



3800 sf


Partner in Charge

Brendan Coburn

Project Team

Scott Kunstadt, Leah Solk

Interior Lighting and Finishes

The Brooklyn Studio

Custom Furniture and Millwork

Max Wang Studio


Pilaster Development, LLC

Planting Design

Shanti Negal of Design Wild

Green Tech Design

ZeroEnergy Design


Kevin Kunstadt


Mieke ten Have