Tag Archives | Tom van den Bout

Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Monday evening, May 8 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “100 Clark Street: A Case Study in Navigating Building Codes, Gravity, and Landmark Preservation,” a panel discussion about the difficulties faced by owner Margaret Streicker Porres and architect (and former Brooklyn Heights Association president) Tom van den Bout (his professional partner, Brenda […]

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Times Covers 100 Clark St. Restoration

Yesterday’s New York Times piece is a fascinating read on the painstaking architectural endeavor behind the reconstruction of 100 Clark St., and the owner’s commitment to restore, as closely as possible, the building to its original glory. Margaret Streicker Porres, the owner of the realty company that bought the building in 2010 for $1.2M, hired Tom van den […]

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Looks Like Construction Is About To Start On New 27 Cranberry Street McBrownstone

The lot at 27 Cranberry Street looks like it’s being prepped for construction as boards were being put up around its perimeter yesterday. Developer Louis Greco purchased the lot over two years ago. The project has not been without controversy – the LPC asked for the original plans to be rethought and neighbor Elisabeth Cunnick […]

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ISSUE Project Room Welcomes Heights Rez, Former BHA Prez Tom van den Bout As New Chair

The ISSUE Project Room brings in architect and community leader Tom van den Bout as its new Board Chair. The nonprofit member of the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance, established in 2003 by artist Suzanne Fiol, is an outpost for cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary arts in the borough. Brooklyn Heights resident Van den Bout is an architect and […]

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Brooklyn Bounty Draws Crowd to BHS

A large crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Historical Society this evening for Brooklyn Bounty, a celebration of food and drink supplied by local artisans, chefs, and restaurants. Upon arrival, guests faced a long bar serving Brooklyn Brewery beers and ales, as well as other drinks. On the bar counter were bowls of Brooklyn Heights resident […]

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The New and Approved 27 Cranberry – Still Too Big?

While the new design for 27 Cranberry Street by local starchitect Tom van den Bout has LPC approval, it still has some preservation minded Brooklynites wringing their hands. The new design substitutes brick for brownstone and zinc for bronze elements but some think the home is still too big for its humble block. However, this […]

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The 27 Cranberry Street Charm Offensive Continues

The NY Post via sister pub Brooklyn Paper covers the hullabaloo over developer Louis Greco’s project at 27 Cranberry Street. BHB broke the news from design architect/Brooklyn Heights resident/ former BHA prexy Tom van den Bout that he planned to build with real brownstone, from recently re-opened Victorian era quarries. That and the release of […]

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27 Cranberry Preliminary Design Released – Now with Clear Photos

Earlier today, Brownstoner “leaked” the designs that architects created for developer Louis Greco, who purchased the vacant lot at 27 Cranberry Street. BHB has obtained clear copies of the renderings of the preliminary design submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission from architect Tom van den Bout. This design is in accordance with what he told […]

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Details on Proposed Residence at 27 Cranberry Street

On Tuesday April 5, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will be hearing the proposal for a new residence planned for the vacant lot at 27 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights.  The 25 x 100 foot lot was purchased last year by developer Louis Greco from BHA governor Brian McGorry. In advance of the hearing, BHB has learned […]

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Scenes From Last Night’s BHA Pub Crawl

From left to right: past Brooklyn Heights Association President Tom van den Bout; Karen Auster, President, Auster Agency, Inc., planners of the event; and BHA President Jane McGroarty enjoy Promenade Prosecco Punch at Armando’s. Getting into the Brooklyn Bridge Buzz at Roebling Inn. (More photos and text after the jump.)

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