This gut renovation and addition to a centuries old townhouse in Brooklyn provides a means to explore both a simple palette of materials (reclaimed teak flooring and cabinetry, colorful laminate faced accent cabinets, minimal door jamb and wall base details, blackened steel, multiwall polycarbonate, and corrugated stainless steel on the exterior).  The materials were specifically chosen to bridge between Williamsburg's industrial past and it's luxury present.  Cabinetry and detailing is developed to provide multi-functionality in each space, as each of the floorplans (in true NYC style) are tight.  Lighting is recessed and used as a means to accentuate the clean lines in the stairwell and the subtle division of spaces in the units.