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Posted on 03 February 2012 by admin


From WSJ writer Corrie Driebusch: “Most New Yorkers see the city’s venerable brownstones as architectural portals to the past. Architect Bill Peterson designed his condo in an East Village brownstone to include a folding facade, bringing his historic home into the future.  The building looks like any other on the block, but a section of the brownstone-finished facade folds into Mr. Peterson’s apartment to create an open-air living room.


“‘Originally in an old brownstone there would have been a parlor-floor balcony,’ Mr. Peterson said of the retractable living-room wall. ‘This is reimagining it.’  In order to provide even more open-air space, Mr. Peterson also created a garage-door like windowed back wall between the kitchen and the backyard.”  Full article with photo gallery here, related video here, and post on Curbed with photos and floorplans here.  (Photo credit: Ramsay de Give.)


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