This historic Center Square townhouse home located in Albany, NY had a second floor that consists of one 300 sq’ bedroom. The objective was to divide the space into two bedrooms and find a unique storage solution for their vast book collection.
The home owners utilized the New York State Home-ownership Tax Credit Program. This means that the owners of the house received a 20% credit to their state taxes distributed over a few years. To summarize it briefly SHPO describes it as:
Rehabilitation work on historic residential structures may qualify for a tax incentive. The credit will cover 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs of structures, up to a credit value of $50,000.00. Houses must be an owner-occupied residential structure and be individually listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places, or a contributing building in a historic district that is listed in the state or National Register of Historic Places. –
There are key things that I find most exciting about this project:
1. Celebrating Circulation In the existing layout there was dead space in the corridor.
2. Built in Green-wall & Plants
3. Maximizing Space
Here is an AFTER image that shows the vantage point in plan of the master-bedroom.
Here is a photo of bedroom BEFORE the renovation.Photo Credits: Sebastien Barre