Industrial style and Brooklyn townhouses go hand in hand, with even the recently renovated and revamped bringing along with them an undeniable and trademark industrial aura. The Cumberland St Townhouse might not overwhelm you with the style, but it combines contemporary finesse with rough textures, exposed wooden ceiling beams and industrial-style windows to offer the very best of both worlds in a refined manner. Nestled in Fort Greene, the house was badly damaged when the new owners turned to Ensemble Architecture in order to give it a fresh two-story rear addition that opens up towards the backyard.
White and gray shape the backdrop of the new home, with every room of the home enjoying plenty of natural light and ventilation. Large steel and glass windows open up the new dining area and kitchen toward the backyard and create a seamless indoor-outdoor family zone that is both refreshing and spacious. Cabinets in beautiful blue in the kitchen add color to an otherwise muted setting, even as the multitude of textures and cool floor tiles give every room a personality of its own.
The living area and bedrooms on the upper level also shun bright color, with books, accessories and accent pillows bringing in a hint of colorful allure. With vines covering the double-story party walls and creating a natural and private outdoor space, the new owners find themselves spending as much time outdoors as inside this revitalized townhouse.