Carroll Gardens Row House

Despite a small footprint, this house was enlarged by linking it to the outdoors. At the garden level, we replaced the rear wall with storefront glass and finished the walls and floor with stucco and bluestone inside and out, turning the little garden into an outdoor room while extending the living spaces. The skylit stair spreads to palatial width as it lands in the living room; daylight rippling down a stone wall makes a tiny meditation room sublime; and a teak shower floor recalls a beach house.