The houses of Admiral’s Row were constructed between 1860 and 1901 as residences for officers of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The boarded-up buildings have been vacant since the 1970’s. Afterwards, many of the buildings in Admiral’s Row started to rapidly decline over the years.
As part of the redevelopment plan of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Admiral’s Row was demolished; only one house and a timber shed remain from the original row. A Wegmans Supermarket, an office building and Industrial Park rounded out the development plan by Steiner NYC.
This last remaining mansion was to be renovated and used as a community center. As part of the reconstruction plan, Direct Flooring, Flemington, NJ went to work on the flooring renovation. Oak flooring was used for its stability and for its durability. A special hand-built parquet floor was installed in the grand ballroom.
Other areas of the renovation included restoration of the staircases. Direct Flooring was tasked with replacing the old stairs with new oak treads. With similar attention to detail, each step was renovated to match the mansions historic feel and style of the original staircase.
“This was a fun and unique project for us” explained Manny Salgado, Vice President of Direct Flooring.” He continued, “The restoration project at the Brooklyn Navy Yard was unique because each part of the mansion required us to carefully lay, stain and finish the floors using our best craftsman and the highest grade of oak flooring we could obtain.”
Direct Flooring has a specialized niche in the flooring industry, mainly handling floor remediation and flooring installation in New York’s high-rise and mid-rise apartment buildings for high profile construction companies and world-renowned architects. The flooring renovation project for Admiral’s Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard was a great opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and tackle a restoration project of equally high visibility.
After years of controversy and historic commission hoops to jump through, the project is now complete and stands as a historical landmark and a testament to preserving our Nation’s historical past. Other restoration projects by Direct Flooring include 555 West End Ave.
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