August 2018


When you see an old building in dire need of an update, it can be difficult to imagine just how far that transformation can go. Sure a little bit of paint, opening up a space, or replacing light fixtures can make a difference, but to have a highly skilled architectural firm approach it can mean drastic changed. It's hard to have that kind of vision right off the bat, yet this 30-something couple (she owns a marketing strategy firm, he's a real estate broker) manages to see through their Brooklyn brownstone's wonky flooring and low ceilings. The building was originally built in the 1800's and was a bread factory, over time it was converted into a multi-family home and was stripped of its architectural charm. That's where James Veal, and Christine Stucker of Stewart-Schafer came in to bring it to life, and beyond.