Behind the doors of the Murray Hill Townhouse is not some concept that is completely off the wall and never seen before, but rather just a really nice and simple modern design – that you cannot help but appreciate. Originally built in 1901, the carriage house’s two-story façade conceals a contemporary six-story townhouse and an 8000sf gut renovation project.
The mid-sized architectural firm based in New York City, SPG Architects, took on the project and produced solutions to the home’s spatial fragmentation that had resulted from previous renovations prior. From the base building structure, the design team’s vision included clean lines throughout and a new open steel staircase used to unite the building’s split section. The intricately detailed piece is viewable from the kitchen, past the double sinks. Also revealing two impressive double height spaces, the large public areas balance off the otherwise intimate private rooms. The Owner’s affection for Moroccan details inspired custom laser-cut aluminum screens, hand-carved Spanish cedar doors, custom stone mosaics and special finishes which are woven through interior.
The firm has served a wide variety of clients with a range of regional, national, and international projects that include numerous co-op and condominium apartments, urban townhouses, second homes, free-standing houses and residential compounds, corporate offices and retail establishments. Corporate clients include Polo Ralph Lauren, Time Warner, Calvin Klein, COTY beauty, Comeliani, Catherine Malandrino, Hartmann Luggage, Andrew Martin LTD, Bill Blass New York, Palm Pictures, and American Online.
Posted by Dana Pruskowski at 13 March, 2011