Townhouses

  • NYC Tighthouse - Parlor Floor

    We've heard a lot about passive houses, but when it comes to New York, they always seem to be located somewhere upstate. That is until we came across these photos of New York City's first certified…   Read the Article

  • NYC Tighthouse - Back Facade

    Designer Julie Torres Moskovitz upgraded this Park Slope home for maximum energy efficiency.   See the Gallery

  • NYC Tighthouse - Stairs

    Published 08/30/13 in Houses
    NYC Tighthouse - Stairs

    The stairs were designed to increase natural light, hence the perforated stainless steel treads.   See the Image

  • NYC Tighthouse - Parlor Floor

    This Brooklyn passive house, called Tighthouse, uses 90% less heating energy. It was designed by Julie Torres Moskovitz, founder of design firm Fabrica718.   See the Image

  • NYC Tighthouse - Kitchen

    Published 08/30/13 in Houses
    NYC Tighthouse - Kitchen

    Large windows may not seem conducive to insulation, but the Passive House Planning Package allows owners to assess all design vs. efficiency tradeoffs. Moskovitz used triple-glazed Schuco windows…   See the Image

  • NYC Tighthouse - Front

    Published 08/30/13 in Houses
    NYC Tighthouse - Front

    The gray stucco facade is but one of many layers that helps insulate the home. The original row house was built in 1899 and Moskovitz renovated it in 2012.   See the Image

  • NYC Tighthouse - Master Bath

    All lighting in the home is either LED or fluorescent. Efficient lighting is just one of the many features that cumulatively reduce overall energy expenditure to 75% less than standard homes.   See the Image

  • NYC Tighthouse - Back Facade

    When she renovated the 19th-century home last year, Moskovitz added a new back facade, a third floor, a roof terrace and an artist's studio on the basement floor. The home has an angled roof with…   See the Image

  • Rooftop Deck: 301 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

    If you don’t win HGTV Urban Oasis 2013, see what you can get nearby for five different price points.   See the Gallery

  • Kitchen: 301 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

    Originally built in 1890, the home’s historic details have been preserved. The sleek, contemporary kitchen offers a contrast to the traditional look found throughout the rest of the townhouse.   See the Image