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Historic NYC Townhouse Gets A New Lease Of Life As An Urbane Single-Family Home

Blending the old with the modern is indeed a tricky task, and often renovations and makeovers demand a certain sensitivity towards the existing historic structures. Located in the West Village neighborhood of New York City, this fabulous townhouse was first built in 1826 and has undergone quite a few changes over the years. The task of rejuvenating its exterior and giving its interior a stunning new look was taken up by the creative folks at Turett Architects, and as always, they have accomplished the task in sizzling style! Converting this three-family townhouse into a smart, single-family home meant using every inch of available space in a smart and aesthetically pleasing fashion.

Lovely living area plays perfect host to the guests

The beautiful brick exterior of the home was given a fresh, new lease of life, and even the rear façade was given a novel yet classic look that was achieved using dark grey bricks. While the traditional townhouse appeal of the residence was left untouched on the outside, the interiors paint an entirely different picture. Spread across three existing levels and a new fourth level that was added to provide open-air patios, the house combines warm wooden surfaces with sleek decor and contemporary design to create an inviting ambiance.

Bright over-sized pendant in red and the Bertoia chairs add a touch of metallic charm

Wooden kitchen island adds a touch of inviting warmth to the residence

Elegant and exclusive bedroom with ample natural ventilation

Beautiful bedroom of the NYC family house in West Village

Lampshade with chevron pattern adds some much needed pattern to the bedroom

Serene and stylish bedroom embraces the neutral color scheme

Tranquil and soothing contemporary bath with a standalone bathtub

Lavish bath with a glass shower area and colorful tiles

The first floor of the NYC residence features the public spaces that include the living area and the kitchen. The second level contains the private quarters along with the master suite, while the third floor features additional bathrooms and bedrooms that also serve as guest rooms. A private courtyard on the lower level allows the homeowners to enjoy a ‘serene sanctuary’ right at home, while the top terraces offer amazing views of New York City. Resourceful, elegant and ergonomic, this trendy transformation pays homage to its glorious past while looking ahead!

Sleek and space-conscious staircase acts as the backbone of the NYC family house

Staircase landing space is utilized to the hilt with smart additons

Strategically placed staircase adds to the visual height of the rooms

Ground floor level garden and outdoor lounge

New rear façade of the building with dark grey bricks

Classic brick exterior of the Downing Street house kept intact

Update: Since our readers have asked for some of the ‘before photos’ of the renovation, here they are so that you can truly appreciate the transformation that has taken place. Enjoy!

Facade of the historic townhouse before renovation

Interior of the house before renovation

Rear of the house during the renovation process

The outdoor before being transformed into a lovely patio

Historic townhouse under renovation

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