Before & After: East 126th Street

With no shortage of hard work and imagination, Dixon Projects transformed a woefully neglected Italianate brownstone into a strikingly modern home with bright, expanded interiors and relaxing outdoor spaces.

Facade Before

Set on a quiet East Harlem block, this four-story rowhouse had been heavily reconfigured over the years and was used most recently as a church with a community room and a ramshackle collection of SRO-style bedrooms and offices. Envisioning a single-family home suited for contemporary living and entertaining, adding square footage to the modestly sized home was a priority the Dixon team accomplished by bumping out the garden and parlor levels. Next, an elevator was added to the plans, ensuring full accessibility from garden to roof.

Dilapidated BedroomChurch PewsRamschackle Room stunning parlor levelgarden level wet bar

Roof deck with kitchen