Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves 27 Cranberry Re-Design

We received word that the Landmarks Preservation Commission Approved the redesign for 27 Cranberry Street. According to our source, They called it “inventive, harmonious with streetscape and of high quality. They agreed that the use of roman brick completely resolved the scale issue.”

Architect Tom van den Bout tells Brownstoner:

…the 5,000-square-foot house is “massed to appear smaller from both the street and the rear gardens” and “rendered in humbler material in a less formal composition.” There are a bunch of specific changes—including the use of roman brick rather than brownstone and zinc replacing bronze for the metal cornice and bay—that helped it pass muster with Landmarks this time around; click through for all of them.

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  • nabeguy

    So, does that mean that it’s the same scale but with flatter bricks? Wouldn’t that be a case of functtion over form?

  • EHinBH

    Other one was nicer. So absurd.