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West Village Townhouse

Commanding a charming corner in an enviable location in NYC’s West Village, this quintessential Federal-style townhouse was yearning for a refurbishment. Nestled in the idylls of the West Village, the Landmarked 1839 home was in need of a full remodel, while a unique trapezoidal footprint proved something of a challenge. Sophisticated steel and glass fenestration were added to envelop the outdoor spaces offering filtered light and privacy with a modern touch. The addition of a private elevator bulkhead provides ease of access between the kitchen and the rooftop five stories above, opening up the opportunity for a bijou dining terrace with expansive views, while the refined kitchen and interior dining experience feature a wall of French doors to the garden.

The polished entry opens to the formal living room with requisite stone hearth and an oversized archway with pocket doors connects a cozy TV room and adjacent powder room enveloped in sumptuous pattern. The fourth floor primary suite was reimagined to incorporate extensive built-in millwork, a spacious bathroom, and the addition of an airy home office on a former balcony while the floor below contains three uniquely shaped bedrooms and a bath. Coloring the interiors with the bohemian character of the neighborhood, we renovated every level, combining custom elements with contemporary lighting and time-honored textiles and prints, while adorning the walls with art from the client’s personal collection. The result is a luxurious, comfortable home with an aura of lived-in elegance.

Photography: Patrick Williamson

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