Many of Bushwick’s little townhouses have expansion potential, thanks to the neighborhood’s relatively generous zoning. One two-story brick rowhouse at 352 Weirfield Street is about to gain two more floors, and YIMBY has a rendering for the project.
The house’s pretty early 20th century facade and cornice will remain, but the owners plan to gut the interior and build a new steel frame inside. The new addition will be made out of a rust-colored metal, either corten, tinted steel, copper, or aluminum, according to architect Thomas Barry of OPerA Studio.
The expanded building will hold six rentals across 4,366 square feet of residential space, for an average, 727-square-foot unit. A duplex and a triplex will occupy portions of the top floors, and a glassed-in roof deck that’s half reserved for the triplex. The rest of the roof deck will be accessible to all the tenants.
The developer is Dorothea Donelan. Her LLC picked up the home between Wyckoff and Irving avenues for $995,000 last September. The Halsey Street stop on the L train is around the corner from there, and both the L and M trains stop at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues about six blocks away.