Project DescriptionExpanding livable space appealing to modern aesthetics is a primary design challenge in townhouse renovation. In our renovation of this 61st street townhouse, the interior and rear walls were removed and reconstructed. With floor-to-ceiling windows and skylight, natural light now floods every room.
White stained maple and polished steel adorn the new interior. The clear spatial configuration, innovative glass addition, use of natural materials work in harmony to redefine a modern townhouse.
Outdoor stairs from the second floor make the new backyard patio more easily accessed. Stone, steel, travertine and fiber-cement panels are used extensively on the exterior.
Townhouse Design Tip
Townhouses are often defined by a narrow width with multiple floors. Stair design demands design creativity and innovation to make optimal use of space and to amplify a sense of opens. Consider waterfall or “sawtooth” oak treads and risers which cantilever over the painted stair stringer enhancing the perceived thinness of the stair section. Glass walls define the stair circulation zone at the lower two public floors, transitioning to a custom designed steel guardrail.