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Lively interior matched only by its hip roof

Shaped to an extent by governing zoning requirements, this family home has dramatic, flowing interiors that connect with the generous outdoor space 

Designed by architect Andrew Wilkinson, Andrew Wilkinson Architects

From the architect:

A ground-up home constructed in the Gravesend neighbourhood of Brooklyn, this 446m2 single-family residence’s shape and volume were generated by the governing zoning requirements where a hip roof, a form that prevails throughout the neighbourhood, results in the optimum buildable envelope.

Situated on a double lot, the family chose to preserve most of the second lot as outdoor space – a true luxury in Brooklyn. This allocation of open space allowed for a floor plan that emphasised fluid visual and spatial connections between interior and exterior.


A formal living room, dining room, kitchen and family room each have views and access to the front, side or rear yards. The home’s landscaping was selected and composed for views from both the interior and exterior.

Outdoor amenities include a shade pavilion, hot tub, deck, and play space, all of which are arranged and defined by the footprint of the home and an outbuilding that houses a gym.

The finish materials include a wonderful tumbled marble brick that offers a textural counterpoint to the smooth stucco that clads the majority of the home.

The exterior also features Mahogany eaves and trim, as well as slate and lead coated copper roofs.

Credit list

Interior designer
Andrew Wilkinson
Mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering:
AtoZ Engineering

Designed by: Andrew Wilkinson Architects

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Paul Warchol

14 Feb, 2021

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