This once-bland courtyard now is a showcase for salvaged and recycled materials. The contemporary dining set rests upon bands of reclaimed granite slabs. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design used blocks of granite salvaged from a 19th century building in Boston as benches in the courtyard, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
The goal for this Brooklyn townhouse was to create an open floor plan with a loft-like feel, taking advantage of the large, traditional windows that offer a view of the New York Harbor. The designer salvaged some original flooring and used additional wood from a salvage yard in upstate New York.