Manhattan Townhouse

New York, NY

This century-old, five-story townhouse was restored from ten studio apartments back to a single-family residence. The owners had previously lived in a large loft and wanted to transfer the expansive feeling of their loft to their townhouse. In order to add natural light to the long narrow structure and also break the repetitive organization created by the apartments, two floors were partially removed. This created two-story spaces with extended interior views. The limestone and brick facade, central stair and some interior door and window casings were restored to enhance their original details. Avadore and sycamore cabinetry, maple flooring and large Mexican stone fireplaces were used to achieve clean, modern lines while providing a warm and comfortable environment.