Boerum Hill House

Before we converted this landmark-district building into a house, it was a church, and before that, a warehouse. We rebuilt an exterior masonry wall and added heavy timbers to stabilize the structure. By leaving these exposed, we maintained the industrial character and basic plan of the house's former functions. Deep skylights light the double-height space, which is furnished with a 20' long table of fir planks. Small private spaces on and under the choir loft provide cozy alternatives to the big room.