Absolutely Lovely Historic Brownstone in 11217

This is an absolutely lovely light-colored historic brownstone building in Brooklyn, New York City.


Marvin Ultimate G2 Windows
Phantom Retractable Screen

6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY


As Marvin Certified installers, WindowFix recently completed a remarkable project in the heart of historic Park Slope, Brooklyn, where we supplied and expertly installed Marvin brand Ultimate G2 windows. These high-quality windows were complemented by the addition of a Phantom retractable screen door, providing a perfect blend of form and function in this light-colored brownstone nestled in the heart of New York City. Notably, the installation adhered to the stringent guidelines of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), ensuring that the historic charm of this Brooklyn gem was preserved.

The Marvin Ultimate G2 windows chosen for this project offer a perfect fusion of modern technology and classic design. In the heart of the Park Slope Historic District, preserving the architectural aesthetics of the property was of paramount importance. The Marvin Ultimate G2 windows, with their precise attention to detail, provided an excellent solution. They seamlessly blend with the traditional brownstone architecture while offering modern performance and energy efficiency.

These windows come equipped with a durable extruded aluminum cladding that protects the wood interior, reducing the need for maintenance and increasing longevity. The cladding is available in a range of color options, allowing homeowners to customize their windows to match the unique character of their home. In this case, a tasteful selection was made to complement the brownstone’s existing color scheme, creating a harmonious and visually pleasing result.

Moreover, the Ultimate G2 windows feature advanced energy-efficient technology, enhancing the comfort and sustainability of this Brooklyn brownstone. With Low-E glass, argon gas insulation, and a warm-edge spacer system, these windows significantly reduce energy consumption. This not only ensures a more comfortable living environment but also helps homeowners save on heating and cooling costs, contributing to a greener, more sustainable future.

When it comes to preserving the integrity of historic homes, aesthetics are only part of the equation. Functionality is also crucial. To address this, WindowFix introduced the Phantom retractable screen door. This innovative addition perfectly balances the need for ventilation and access with the preservation of the brownstone’s visual appeal.

The Phantom retractable screen door seamlessly blends into the doorframe, providing unobtrusive protection from insects while allowing the homeowners to enjoy the gentle breeze and natural light. When not in use, the screen retracts into a discreet housing, making it practically invisible and preserving the historical charm of the brownstone.

In a neighborhood as rich in history and architectural significance as Park Slope, any alterations to a building’s exterior require careful consideration and approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The LPC is responsible for ensuring that the aesthetic and historical character of designated historic districts, like this one, is preserved.

For this project, the installation of Marvin Ultimate G2 windows and the Phantom retractable screen door was carried out in full compliance with LPC guidelines. Our team worked diligently to meet these rigorous standards, maintaining the property’s historical authenticity while enhancing its energy efficiency and functionality.

Throughout the project, WindowFix collaborated closely with the homeowners and the LPC to ensure that every aspect of the installation met their expectations and received the necessary approvals. The outcome was a seamless integration of modern window technology and a retractable screen door that seamlessly blended with the brownstone’s timeless architecture.

The installation of Marvin Ultimate G2 windows and the Phantom retractable screen door in this Park Slope brownstone exemplifies the perfect marriage of modern technology and historical preservation. The Ultimate G2 windows offer advanced energy efficiency and aesthetic harmony with the brownstone’s architecture. Meanwhile, the Phantom retractable screen door provides a discreet and functional solution for insect protection and ventilation. The fact that this project received LPC approval is a testament to WindowFix’s commitment to preserving the architectural heritage of New York City while enhancing its energy efficiency and livability. The completed project not only showcases our dedication to excellence but also contributes to the enduring charm of Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the wider New York City community.

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