The Cobble Hill House

The Brooklyn Studio
The Cobble Hill House is a twenty-seven-unit condominium building located just outside The Cobble Hill Historic District. By playing with the rowhouse vernacular of brick and punched openings, The Cobble Hill House seamlessly joins past and present, incorporating classical details in a modern structure.
The Cobble Hill House Front Door
The Cobble Hill House Front Door Angle
We divided the five-story façade into three segments, creating a hierarchy of form which integrates with the scale of the adjacent four-story rowhouses. The arrangement of windows on the façade is consistent in size but asymmetrical to create visual rhythm and interest, reflecting the arrangement of the individual apartments. Traditional masonry is accented with a combination of granite and marble details: windowsills, cladding panels, and ornamental band coursing.
The Cobble Hill House Facade BQE
The Cobble Hill House Facade Amity Rendering
The Cobble Hill House Entry Sketch
On the interior, the windows feature sills one foot above the floor to accommodate expansive views of New York’s Upper Harbor. The seven-foot-high window openings are soundproof. Bathrooms in each of the one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts feature heated floors, and the penthouse suites include skylights.
The Cobble Hill House Living Room Rendering
The Cobble Hill House Kitchen Rendering
The Cobble Hill House Facade Amity
The Cobble Hill House accommodates community-oriented facilities: an inner courtyard at the second floor, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a community facility space, and a roof terrace with a communal outdoor kitchen. The result of our design program is a lasting modern building that exists in harmony with the surrounding nineteenth and early twentieth-century masonry structures.
The Cobble Hill House Corner Rendering
The Cobble Hill House Facade Study

Building Information

Location

Cobble Hill

Size

60000 sf

Year Complete

2018

Credits

Partner in Charge

Brendan Coburn

Project Team

Scott Kunstadt, Jonathan Muñoz

Architect of Record

S M Tam Architect

Interior Design

Meshberg Group

Contractor

New Empire Builder Corp.

Developer

Vega Properties

Photographer

Francis Dzikowski / OTTO