Asked to design and construct an all-cedar retreat in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn– GDT had a nuanced approach. Our client had an idea of “ building a small cabin in the woods, in my backyard.”

GDT maintained a playful attitude during the design process, making collages and drawings to explore ideas. Early on, the decision was made to use cedar and copper. The materials were chosen for their "honesty"– gracefully changing with the elements and for being sourced in the North East.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Designer: Grant Davis Thompson Inc.

Construction Services: Grant Davis Thompson Inc.