• 1 Jan 2018

    20 Footer

    A standard lot size is generally 25'x100'. Sometimes we are challenged with an unusually narrow lot, in this case 20' wide. This is more challenging to layout the vertical and horizontal circulation, especiallly if there is an elevator involved. At Baobab we've encountered a few narrow lots and are experts at finding efficient solutions for these. Situated in the Bedford Styvesant area of Brooklyn, Baobab Architects  were commissioned to convert this existing 3 family with ground floor retail building into an 8 family unit building. This was achieved by maximing the square foootage of the building though vertical and horizontal enlargements. The ownership entity is known for creating high end quality apartments that are a notch above other market rental properties. The facade design comprises of large windows which allow for a lot of light deep into the unit. The facade is comprised of precast concrete with limestone accents.