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Grant Davis Thompson Creates a Backyard Cedar “Playhouse” in Clinton Hill

Posted By Mark Boyer On February 28, 2013 @ 9:30 am In Architecture,Brooklyn,Recycling and Composting | No Comments

Grant Davis Thompson, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, playhouse, backyard retreat [4]

The new structure provides access to the garden, and it creates a new indoor space that can be used for a variety of activities. “We wanted to extend the living spaces into the backyard,” explains GDT [5] owner Palmer Thompson-Moss. “The cedar fence and salvaged blue stone helped to achieve this.” The playhouse isn’t just for summer enjoyment; it contains a wood-burning stove to keep it warm in the fall and winter. The playhouse also features an indoor sandbox that is hidden under a trap door, as well as a small splashing pool that can double as a beer cooler.

GDT is a Brooklyn-based design firm that specializes in repurposing old spaces and materials. For the Clinton Hill playhouse project, GDT installed old lights that were salvaged from a WWII ship. “These materials were chosen for their honesty– gracefully changing with the elements and for being sourced in North America,” says Thompson­-Moss.

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