West Chelsea
Greek Revival

West Chelsea Greek Revival Staircase
This Greek Revival rowhouse was built in 1837 for George Wood, a prominent Brooklyn-based attorney. It features a continuous Flemish bond brick façade, a brownstone base, stone lintels, and a mansard roof. Like many Brooklyn rowhouses, this building was converted into a multi-family residence in the early twentieth century. Thereafter, it fell into serious disrepair.
West Chelsea Greek Revival Facade
Our goal was to return this building to its original nineteenth-century glory. We restored the masonry façade, we built a new mansard roof, and we reconstructed ornamental ironwork. We installed new marble lintels and sills, we replaced the cornice, and we rebuilt the original brownstone stoop, which had been removed during the building’s subdivision.
West Chelsea Greek Revival Front Door
West Chelsea Greek Revival Living Room
On the home’s interior, we designed a new vestibule and sculptural main stair. We also installed a new dining room fireplace and elevator.
West Chelsea Greek Revival Staircase
We worked with our clients to design over ninety millwork installations for their home, including paneled walls and ceilings, new window boxes, tailored walk-in closets, desks, library cabinets, and a kitchen island.
West Chelsea Greek Revival Cellar Stair
West Chelsea Greek Revival Attic Window
A new sauna and changing room complement a new swimming pool in the cellar.
West Chelsea Greek Revival Pool
West Chelsea Greek Revival Play Room
The rehabilitated and landscaped second floor terrace observes the rear yard’s new bluestone patio, complete with a skylight to the cellar pool.
West Chelsea Greek Revival Backyard

Building Information

Location

Chelsea Historic District

Originally Built

1837

Rehabilitation Completed

2020

Size

5,600 sf

Credits

Partner in Charge

Brendan Coburn

Project Team

Scott Kunstadt

Landscape Architect

Mark Sullivan

Contractor

ABR Builders, LLC

Lighting Design

David Apfel

Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering

GTA Engineering Services of New York, PC

Structural Engineering

Rodney D. Gibble Consulting Engineers

MEP Engineering

Charles G. Michel Engineering, PC

Facade Photography

David Mitchell

Interior Photography

Francis Dzikowski / OTTO