35 Willow Place Getting Penthouse

On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved an application to construct a penthouse atop 35 Willow Place here in Brooklyn Heights. The structure, as it stands today, is a three-story Greek Revival style rowhouse built in 1846. 35 Willow is on the west side of the street, which is located between State and Joralemon Streets.

The addition was designed by the Manhattan-based firm of Kit Middleton Architect, P.C. It was presented as a rusticated stucco, but the commissioners weren’t wild about that. So, the design team will work with LPC staff on a new material more consistent with the surrounding buildings.

The penthouse will be set back three feet and include a three-foot extension of the chimney, done in painted aluminum. It was pointed out that the only street view of the addition will be from State Street.

—Evan Bindelglass is a local freelance journalist, photographer, cinephile, and foodie. You can e-mail him, follow him on Twitter @evabin, or check out his personal blog.

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  • http://www.cognation.net/ deancollins

    Would be interesting to know what sort of costs are involved in doing something like this from the plans it looks like what they are really getting…..is a roof deck, the penthouse is really just the stairwell access and a “sun room”.

    Hopefully the owner/architect or the builder see’s this comment and posts in some ballpark figures below.

  • Andrew Porter

    The second diagram from the top shows it’s on the east side, not the west side, of the street.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    $200-300 K

  • http://www.cognation.net/ deancollins

    youre the expert…..but somehow I think $300k is on the cheap side….. :)