UPPER EASTSIDE TOWNHOUSE

New York, NY

Photographer: Bilyana Dimitrova

This restoration of a 19th century Manhattan townhouse creatively returns a multiple family dwelling to its original single family function. The stoop, removed in the 1920s, was restored along with the brown stone facade of the building. The design of the interior explores the relationship between original historic elements, such as plaster moldings and a variety of classic modern interventions to create a warm, relaxed and open atmosphere.

The interior spaces were opened front to back as much as possible to allow light to filter through the building and an original oak paneled room at the rear of the parlor was restored and interposed with a modern opaque glass and steel kitchen. A two story glass wall overlooks the rear garden engaging the building’s existing heritage with a classically modern city townhouse exterior.