State Street Townhouses
State Street Townhouses are 23 single-family homes that make up the first full block of townhouses built in Brooklyn in over a century. As their name indicates, they are located on State Street between Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Cobble Hill.
No two houses look alike, and a one-three, one-three rhythm playfully extends throughout the 28 contiguous facades. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
Marvel's design for this Brooklyn urban renewal site creates a respectful dialogue between old and new. ©Amy Barkow/Barkow Photo
The project is often said to have set the stage for townhouse development in the city. ©Amy Barkow/Barkow Photo
©Amy Barkow/Barkow Photo
Taking design cues from the historic National Register houses adjacent to and across from the site, the first 14 townhouses, completed in 2006, have subtly varied façade planes and contextually sensitive materials. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
Together with the nine additional homes that were finished in 2013, the homes provide a visually compelling street-front while reconnecting the site to its nearby brownstone neighbors. ©David Sundberg/ESTO