This new, ten-story, 38-unit condominium building in Crown Heights was designed with moderate-income families in mind. Its distinctive appearance is achieved by alternating the direction of the traditional concrete plank and bearing wall construction and installing floor-to-ceiling glass. Along the non-bearing walls, steel columns lift the west side of the building, allowing it to visually float, and mask the parking below. Handsome red brickwork is juxtaposed with vertical panels of glass to create a bold profile. In dialogue with the façade, the apartments’ interiors feature natural wood cabinets and floors that contrast with black granite countertops in the kitchen. The apartments are organized along a diagonal view from the entry through the living room to the floor-to-ceiling glazed windows, maximizing the perception of interior space. This project uses traditional construction methods and applies them in an innovative way to give 892 Bergen St. quiet, contemporary design.