The Dumbo Townhouses by Alloy Design; Don’t Let The Name Fool You…

© Pavel Bendov

Located at 55 Pearl Street in Brooklyn, New York (near the intersection at Water Street), the Dumbo Townhouse — designed by Alloy Architects — is a 18,000 square foot 5 unit housing complex that opened in 2015. Now, about that name “Dumbo,” which I should immediately correct at “DUMBO,” as the project involved the demolition of the existing single-story warehouse in the DUMBO Historic Section of Brooklyn.  The typical townhouse units at Dumbo measure at approximately 18′ wide (with the corner unit measuring at 19′ 2″ wide) with a raised private entrance at ground level. Each unit also has a shared drive with parking spaces for each townhouse, placed behind the garden level at grade.

The ground floor also has a bonus room, while up a single flight of stairs is the main parlor floor with 20’ ceiling heights and a center mezzanine space.  The lower levels in each unit contain the kitchen, living and dining spaces with  stone floors with a rear garden extending from the kitchen to allow for outdoor cooking.  One more floor up on the 3rd level is the master bedroom suite complete with a master bath and walk in closet, and one level up are two additional bedrooms with one facing north and the other south. The top floor, also known as the “Penthouse” level, has access to a private roof deck with covered entertaining space.

© Pavel Bendov
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