Park Slope, Brooklyn.
670 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Introducing Timber House, New York’s very first timber condominium building. It mingles high-tech concepts with natural materials you can see and touch, reinventing what it means to live well and live green. Themes of pattern and connection are beautifully realized by a team of visionaries and creative thinkers who utilize age-old building methods to create a solid foundation for the future. With its modern yet profound sensibility, Timber House plants the seeds for responsible living.
Timber House’s generously sized residences feel like modern-day treehouses. Natural light floods in through expansive glass windows, illuminating the beauty of 11-foot wood-beamed ceilings that are reminiscent of historic Brooklyn. Scandinavian kitchens are airy and bright, with patterns and materials artfully designed for the building. Fresh air is continually replenished, and half of the units enjoy private outdoor space.
There are 14 homes: 2 studios, 2 one-bedrooms, 3 two-bedrooms, and 7 three-bedrooms.
Living well today means thinking about the bigger world outside our doors. Timber House was designed with an eye on the future, rooted in sustainable materials and building practices. Its wood construction requires less embodied energy than concrete and steel, Passive House-quality windows and solar panels allow for efficient heating and cooling, and energy-recovering ventilation ensures a constant supply of fresh air. There are also car charging stations in the garage, zero fossil fuels, mineral wool insulation, and so much more. While other buildings claim to be green, Timber House is a sustainable vision, fully realized.
Located on a central Park Slope block, Timber House takes its cues from its historic neighborhood. Amenities work contextually with the area’s history and speak to the way people live now. Danish bricks echo the early facade’s of Brooklyn brownstones, balconies are staggered, and the private roofdeck enjoys open, breathtaking views of Downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan beyond. Dedicated parking and electric charging stations make it easy to dash off for the day or weekend.
Naturally, a building as future-reaching as Timber House is situated in the heart of Park Slope, long a focal point for progressive ideas. Located just a half-block from the Union Street subway, the building is surrounded by established retailers and smaller “mom and pop” businesses, three blocks from Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza, and minutes from the cultural and recreational gems of innovative Gowanus. It’s a location that offers endless opportunities to connect, learn, and engage, all in an established, intellectually exciting area.
Architect: MESH Architectures has been known for innovative projects in the physical and digital realm since 1997. They combine a thoughtful approach to modern living with material innovation and focus on sustainable strategies.
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