The Brooklyn Home Company was founded in 2007 by real estate developer Bill Caleo, his sister Lyndsay Caleo Karol, an interior designer, and her husband, Artist-in-Residence Fitzhugh Karol—making TBHCo a true family affair. Along with their creative team, the trio is committed to constructing distinguished living spaces that emphasize art and craft.

General Partner

Bill Caleo

Bill is a Brooklyn-based real estate developer dedicated to responsible construction. Over his nearly 20 years’ experience building both residential and hospitality properties, Bill has prioritized principles that create cleaner spaces with a lighter footprint. He is also the co-founder of The Jackson Home Company, a boutique home building development company in Jackson, Wyoming, where he brings the same forward-thinking ethos.

Bill splits his time between Brooklyn and Bronxville, New York with his wife Megan and their four children.

Creative Director

Lyndsay Caleo Karol

As an architectural designer, metalsmith and furniture designer, Lyndsay applies her extensive and diverse experience in each interior design project. In every home, Lyndsay blends the clean, inviting style TBHCo is known for with features that fit your individual space and lifestyle.


Fitzhugh Karol

Through his considerate use of wood, metal and clay, Brooklyn-based sculptor Fitzhugh creates thought-provoking pieces that ruminate on man’s imprint on the surrounding landscape. His pieces—which are evocative, unconventional and experiential—can be found in gallery settings as well as in public spaces.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Fitzhugh lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lyndsay and their two children.

The Brooklyn Home Company’s
spaces offer a bespoke way of living.

The Brooklyn Home Company’s spaces offer a bespoke way of living.

Each TBHCo project is infused with elements of their hallmark style: energy-efficient construction, integrated art pieces and one-of-a-kind hand-carved components by Artist-in-Residence Fitzhugh Karol. By incorporating locally sourced materials that patina over time, such as wood and stone, each space ages gracefully with a natural, lived-in look that feels like home.

Our Commitment to Passive House Principles

With sustainability at the forefront of our development practice, TBHCo is invested in implementing Passive House principles—a rigorous European building technique that results in cleaner, more efficient homes—into our new constructions. It’s the future of healthier, more sustainable living.

Here are four pillars of Passive House construction:

A Lower Carbon Footprint

Through airtight construction and increased insulation of the building envelope, Passive Houses consume up to 90 percent less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings. This vastly diminishes the building’s carbon footprint.

Reduced Energy Costs

The environment benefits from a Passive House, and so do homeowners. High insulation standards result in greatly reduced energy bills.

Cleaner Air

With the use of airtight ventilation systems, Passive House spaces exhaust out pollutants, odors, carbon dioxide and moisture while simultaneously circulating fresh filtered air. This minimizes transmission of illness between family members, improves symptoms for those suffering from asthma and allergies, and enhances cognitive brain function.

A Quieter Home

To reach Passive House requirements, a home must be built with continuous insulation and triple-paneEuropean windows, making everyday street sounds (like passing ambulances and road construction) less of a nuisance. With greater soundproofing, you can enjoy your home in peace.


Our projects are built through collaboration and defined by the coupling of sustainability with durability. We're grateful for the wide array of media outlets nationally that have featured our work – find a selection of our press below.

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