It is rare for an American city to acknowledge the need for smart, greener growth. However, a New York City zoning regulation states that any new residential unit must a have 30′ yard.
I admit that I was shocked to hear that there was a such an law was on the books in this densely packed, land-starved city. So I wanted to celebrate this smart, green rule on Earth Day and show you the gorgeous way MESH Architects accommodated it in this North Brooklyn home with a center atrium. This former industrial garage space invited the outdoors in and became a stylish home.