Anyone who has ever undergone a renovation will tell you that finding the right creative partners can make or break a project. So when a young couple found a townhouse in Brooklyn in need of a serious gut renovation, they were lucky that they knew exactly who to call. After previously working on a prefab house in Phoenix and a Park Slope brownstone with Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz of Resolution: 4 Architecture, they immediately brought the New York–based firm on board for their most challenging collaboration yet. "We felt as if we had traveled back in history," Tanney said about seeing the home for the first time. "The house was shuttered and completely dark, and we initially thought it was well preserved. However, closer inspection revealed otherwise. While much of the original woodwork, flooring, and tin ceilings remained, the entire interior was in really bad shape." The previous occupant had lived in the property for more than 40 years, so bringing the building up to code was a top priority. But modernizing the floor plan and allowing for more natural light were paramount goals, too. The end result, Tanney said, "Is the rebirth of what was once a beautiful old structure into a new home, capable of nurturing a young family."