153 Prospect Place
The private row house was originally constructed of Portland Connecticut brownstone. The façade began to severely deteriorate soon after construction. Additionally, inappropriate repairs, such as an unbreathable paint and Portland cement patches were accelerating the decay of the original stonework.
Brooklyn, New York
Architect & Date
Coordination with quarry for fabrication of new stone replacement units
Installation of cast stone and brownstone as replacement units
Reconstruction of original ornamental elements with compatible patch material
Coordination of casting for selected units
Coordination of metal restoration
Coordination of wood restoration
Rigging for new stoop stone installation
ICC began by removing the paint from the masonry in order to understand the underlying conditions. Due to the severe decay of some units, replacement was required. The client decided to take advantage of the fact that the original quarry was recently re-opened and chose to replace primarily with new stone.
Decorative profile elements above the main entrance door were reconstructed with patch material. Other elements of the façade and stoop were replaced with cast stone to match the original.
ICC also managed and coordinated specialty firms for the fabrication of the cast stone stoop and bracket fabrication, restoration of the metal stoop railing, wood window frames, and cornice elements.