247 Driggs Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

To emphasize the unique nature of the triangular corner between Driggs Avenue and Graham Street, we designed this new 25,000-sf building at 247 Driggs Avenue at a right angle to Graham Street. A distinctive triangular garden was created along the length of the building along Driggs Avenue, terminating in front of the ground floor residential unit and complementing the garden in the rear of the unit.

To break up the apparent length of the building and further highlight the corner, we differentiated the first fifteen feet of the building along Driggs Avenue with larger windows and selected an off-white ceramic tile to contrast the dark brick, which skins the balance of the building. The inclusion of natural light and outdoor space into the units was central to the design.

Expansive windows allow generous amounts of natural light into the shared kitchen, dining and living spaces. Of the twenty-one units spread out over five floors above grade, nine units have balconies adjacent to their living rooms and three have large terraces / gardens. The building features a full basement with tenant amenity space, and every unit has a parking space at the rear of the building. All units share a spacious rooftop amenity space, which features outstanding views of Manhattan through a glass parapet.