Five level townhouse renavation in Manhattan
Respecting and understanding the value of this historic five-level townhouse of the Greek Revival it was necessary to restore its original character. The idea is not to turn away from the past but also not to try to reproduce what was built in 1840. Changes and additions are not visible on the facade so as they do not stand out from the context of the neighborhood. Two additional floors are combined into a common composition with panoramic windows to increase the flow of light.
The fifth, or upper floor, has a sloping roof structure that goes down to the north to focus on gardens and scenic views of the Manhattan skyline. On this fifth floor there is an office, a seating area and terraces facing north and south.
Historical spaces have been restored, and modern design does not try to look "old." The twentieth century furniture collection has been restored and refurbished to harmonize with unusual custom made upholstery, furniture, carpets and joinery.