Exterior Restoration and Reconstruction, New York
Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen Architects
Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen Architects took great pains to restore the exterior of this stately townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. “It’s incredibly well done,” a juror said. “I respect the depth of detailing in it.”
Principal Daniel Allen, AIA, and project manager Takushi Yoshida worked from archival photos and sketches gathered by the project’s primary architect, Timothy D. Haynes, AIA. The 1901 Beaux-Arts-style house had received an unfortunate top-floor brick addition before its designation as part of a historic district in 1977. Allen and Yoshida returned the top level to its original, flat limestone façade, with a curved balustrade and a sheet-metal cornice. They reclad a four-story bay in raised-panel, zinc-coated copper. And they worked with Haynes to bring the building’s envelope up to modern energy efficiency and durability standards without compromising its design integrity. “This was a very faithful restoration,” Allen says.
Principal in charge (exterior restoration only): Daniel Allen, AIA
Project manager: Takushi Yoshida
Primary architect/interior designer: Timothy D. Haynes, AIA, Timothy Haynes Architect, New York
Structural consultant: Edward L. Hanington, Hanington Engineering Consultants, Flanders, N.J.
General contractor: Steve Mark, SMI Construction Management, Long Island City, N.Y.
Masonry contractor: Jeff MacGregor, Preserv, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Stone fabricator: Pasvalco, Closter, N.J.
Metal fabricator: Gotham Sheet Metal, Manahawkin, N.J.
Project size: 12,000 square feet
Site size: 0.1 acre
Construction cost: Withheld
Photographer: Pericle Gheorghias, Takushi Yoshida