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Kane & Cheever Townhouses


kane & cheever townhouses

Office: MRTA Design Construction, Inc

Location: Brooklyn, NY


Area: 3,594 sq ft (Kane), 1,677 sq ft (Cheever)


Project Type: Residential


Completion Date: 2016

The residential brick building was completely gut renovated. All interior wood joist structure including roofing was removed. The basement was 5ft vertically enlarged with concrete underpinning. New drawings were produced by MRTA including structural plans, reflected ceiling plans, and HAVC plans. Under the supervision of an Engineer, MRTA provided all necessary structural detail shop drawings. Blackened steel stairs with 12in solid stringer and customized railings were designed, shop drawn and 3d modeled; the drawings were crucial in on-site fabrication for clarity and means to fabricate.

MRTA has done extensive shop drawings of the facade towards Historical Landmark Preservation Commission, towards new work approvals to the new facade storefront. MRTA shop drawn lighting layout and HVAC grills locations were configured for the best design results. Owner interior designer and trades were design coordinated for optimal results. Kitchen & steel doors were shop drawn, engineered for steel door metal components details & hardware, and fabricated from steel and walnut veneer wood. Fireplace made from concrete located in the living room was shop drawn to integrate the kitchen and blackened steel shelving and concealed LED lighting. The fireplace chimney was coordinated and located to be recessed and least disturb upper floor layout configurations.

*Project texts / descriptions from MRTA Design Construction, Inc., www. mrta.nyc