19th Century Manhattan Townhouse Renovated by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects

19th Century Manhattan Townhouse Renovated by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects

Architects: Lubrano Ciavarra Architects
Project: Manhattan Townhouse Renovated
Location: New York, United States
Photography: Chris Cooper
Text by Lubrano Ciavarra Architects

At only 15 feet wide, this petite Manhattan townhouse expands beyond its envelope. A sophisticated palette of materials including white washed wood floors, tinted concrete, stainless steel, and white onyx provides a gallery-like setting for the client’s modern art collection.

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The gut renovation of the townhouse afforded the freedom to maximize natural light and create direct visual and physical connections to green spaces. The excavated rear yard, wrapped with a living wall, creates an outdoor room connecting the two public floors.

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The bottom half of the rear façade was removed and replaced with full-height glass doors. The walk-on skylight at the Master Bathroom provides a visual connection to the new Roof Garden above. Slatted wood rails and rain screens tie the garden spaces together and provide a structure for growing plants.

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