In 2018 SGVA began work on gut renovations to two historic Brooklyn brownstones in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill neighborhoods, transforming the deteriorated buildings into comfortable, modern homes with original interior details (delicate fireplace mantels, stained glass window transoms) carefully preserved, re-thought and renewed.  SGVA also added distinctly contemporary touches to the 19th century woodwork surroundings, such as skylights to floor extensions, a terraced outdoor living area and sustainably sourced sleek woodwork to complement the main bath additions.