Greenwich Village Townhouse #1
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.
Greenwich Village Townhouse #2
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’.
East Village Brownstone
For this design-build project our work consists of the comprehensive gut renovation and rehabilitation of the 7-story East Village tenement. The original shell was built in the 1890s. Initially we hoped to preserve some of the buildings historical elements. However as demolition proceeded it became evident that many items could not be salvaged. Instead, time was reintroduced by resourceful and clever detailing: antique products were found at building salvage warehouses throughout the Northeast; old growth pine beams were milled into floors; and artisans were hired for custom tile, copper and plaster work.
This late 1800′s classic brownstone was a complete renovation leaving only the bones of the building intact. Although almost everything is new to the building, the details are classic, simple and in most cases recycled elements from other old buildings. The parlor level floor is recycled antique wide plank barn wood and most of the walls were given Venetian plaster finish. The only original element to the house was the staircase, stripped and refinished to its original state. The house was extended by three feet in the back and a bridge connects to the top of the three car garage adding a lovely outdoor patio and entertainment space. The house was featured in New York magazines ‘House Tour’ issue dated October 13th, 2003.
Prospect Park Townhouse
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.