The mid-nineteenth century townhouse located in the heart of the Greenwich Village historical district maintains the aesthetic of its heritage, yet blends the best of the old and new to create a classic modern residence. A complete gut renovation and restoration, this townhouse took a year to build. Used both private and public functions, this townhouse was opened up in the back on the bottom two floors by installing a conservatory creating a light and airy space overlooking the landscaped back yard and patio.
This townhouse is a meticulous restoration of an 1834 Federal style row house located in the historical section of Greenwich Village. Extensive historical research by the architect and owners guided the restoration and included a complete restoration to interior and facade, as well as a new traditional solarium at the rear of the house. The effort was documented in the 'Habitats' featured in the Sunday New York Times Real Estate section, August 29 2004. 'When Renovation is Spelled R-e-s-p-e-c-t'.
This was a complete gut renovation on a tight budget of a former two family townhouse. We converted this once dark building into a bright and airy single family home by removing interior walls, adding a basement extension that allows the first floor to open onto an outside deck and adding skylights throughout the third floor. Bleached white oak floors run the length of the first floor while old growth pine beams were milled into rich dark floors on the second floor. It has a fully functional basement with two bedrooms and a finished cellar.