Beautiful Brownstone in Historic 11225
Marvin Metal Clad Wood Windows
In the stately neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Garden in Brooklyn, a charming brownstone stands as a testament to the borough’s rich history and architectural heritage.
Developed in 1909-1920 for Realty Associates, these twelve neo-Renaissance style brownstone and limestone houses feature full-height curved bays and are typical of the row homes designed by Bavarian-born architect Benjamin Driesler which were designed along the eastern edge of Lefferts Manor. The original selling prices ranged between $7650 and $8650.
This particular brownstone has undergone a carefully planned and Landmarks-approved renovation, with a focus on preserving its historical character while incorporating modern elements for improved durability and aesthetics.
The choice of this particular line of windows was a deliberate one, essentially striking a balance between honoring the brownstone’s historical design and embracing contemporary advancements in construction materials in terms of thermal efficiency.
The Marvin Signature collection features Marvin Ultimate G2, which has a wood interior and can be paired with either a wood exterior or an extruded aluminum-clad exterior.
This collection offers the ideal fusion of style and durability, and includes an extensive array of finishes which consists of six species of wood and 19 colors of extruded aluminum as options. An extensive collection Gallery hardware is also offered. These Marvin windows are ideal for historic applications.
The replacement windows for this particular project were deliberately selected to align with the guidelines set forth by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), ensuring that the architectural integrity of the brownstone was upheld. The LPC approval was a crucial step in the renovation process, emphasizing the significance of preserving the neighborhood’s historical fabric.
To further align with the brownstone’s time-honored aesthetic, the wood brick molding surrounding the windows was carefully replaced to match the existing design.
This attention to detail was fundamental in maintaining the cohesive look and feel of the brownstone, blending the new elements seamlessly with the old while paying homage to its original character.
The project was executed by WindowFix, a respected family-owned company known for their decades of expertise in window solutions. They not only supplied the approved Marvin G2 windows but also handled the intricate installation process. Their expertise ensured that the installation was carried out with precision, guaranteeing a seamless fit and finish that complemented the brownstone’s overall design.
The choice of metal-clad wood windows represents a smart marriage of traditional aesthetics and modern practicality. The metal cladding adds a layer of protection and durability, enhancing the windows’ ability to withstand the elements while requiring minimal maintenance. Meanwhile, the wood interior maintains the classic appearance and warmth that characterizes historical brownstones.
The renovation of this Brooklyn brownstone in Prospect Lefferts Garden stands as a testament to thoughtful preservation and modern adaptation. The meticulous selection of Marvin G2 metal-clad wood windows, coupled with the replacement of brick molding to match the historical design, reflects a commitment to honoring the past while embracing the benefits of contemporary construction.
The LPC’s approval and the expertise of WindowFix were pivotal in ensuring that the renovation met the highest standards of architectural preservation and craftsmanship. The result is a harmonious blend of old and new, showcasing the timeless beauty of this iconic brownstone in a thriving, historic neighborhood.