This townhouse, built around 1900, was converted from an existing four-story apartment building to a single family residence. The building was almost entirely renovated from scratch including all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural work, some facade and roofing restoration and/or reconstruction and a new central stair. The bottom two floors make up the main public spaces of the home including a home office at the front of the Garden level, while the upper two floors house the bedrooms; with the Master Suite and Study residing atop. In addition to the newly planted rear garden and side yard (accessible from the Kitchen at the Parlor level) a wood-decked roof terrace was added above the Master Suite Study at the rear of the house. From here one has views of surrounding treetops and lower Manhattan. The overall feel of the home, with its minimal palette and neutral backdrop, provides a sense of calm and expansiveness- in contrast to the busy and bustling downtown Manhattan just outside.
Consulting with Selldorf Architects
Photography by Brett Beyer Photography, Evan Joseph
and Lauren Wegel