Greenwich Village Townhouse by Melander Architects


This beautiful townhouse in Greenwich Village New York City designed by Melander Architects.

From the architect site:

“A long-standing client hired Melander Architects to remodel his landmark 1852 Greenwich Village townhouse. The once gracious home had been subdivided into rental units and had fallen into disrepair over the past fifty years. The client wished to restore the building to a single family home with a ground-level flat.

Brooklyn Townhouse with a Roof Top Pool by Ben Herzog Architect


Ben Herzog architect renovated this beautiful Brooklyn townhouse with special pool and deck roof top .

“This townhouse underwent a fairly extensive renovation. We added a new stair bulkhead to the roof and a roof deck with embedded lights, removed a 2-story portion of the rear structural wall and replaced it with glass and aluminum panels, relocated the ‘cellar’ stairs from the front of the house to the back, added two gas fireplaces, removed the boiler and insulated the house completely so that heat can now be provided by highly-efficient heat pump units with no central mechanical room. The owners sourced and selected many of the materials including the beautiful cement tiles”.

Photographer: Marco Valencia

Townhouse at 67 Charles Street in Greenwich Village NYC by Turett Architects

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Another beautiful renovation of a New York City townhouse, completed at 2011 by Turett Architects.

What I love most about this house is the clean simple entrance,  the white colour with the glass wall makes it so different than other townhouses in the city.

From the architects site:

“The four story townhouse at 67 Charles is situated on a charming tree lined block in the heart of the original Greenwich Village Historic District. Originally constructed as one of a series of three rowhouses in 1867 by Bartlett Smith, the brownstone facade and painted wood cornice is a typical example of the French Second Empire style common to rowhouses built in that period. While the front facade has remained relatively unchanged throughout the building’s history, the interior has seen several renovations throughout the years which were less than kind to its historic bones. Several historic details on the parlor level including base and crown mouldings, a ceiling medallion, and fireplace mantles throughout the house had managed to survive. These historic elements were very dear to the clients, yet they also recognized the value of contemporary space planning, details, and amenities. Their design directive to TCA was threefold: to preserve these historic elements; to create a dialogue between these preserved elements and a decidedly contemporary envelope; and to create a functioning layout complete with modern amenities that would serve the family into the future. In response, TCA created an architectural language to highlight the moments where old and new would interact.

Smart Quote from a Smart Women


Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot’s life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. She also wished to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely known work as an editor and critic.

Greenwich Village Townhouse by Turett Collaborative Architects


As part of our series on townhouses here is a beautiful Waverly Place townhouse renovated by Turett Collaborative Architects .


Via the architect

“The new owners of this West Village Manhattan townhouse knew that gutting an historically significant building would be a complex undertaking. They were admirers of Turett’s townhouse renovations elsewhere in the neighborhood and brought his team on board to convert the multi-unit structure into a single family home. Turett’s team had extensive experience with Landmarks, and worked closely with preservationists to anticipate the special needs of the protected facade.

Beautiful Townhouse Exteriors


Townhouses not always look the same, sometime they have a big windows with an arch and sometime they just have a little rectangle windows, they can also have stairs, balconies and a different colours to their exterior, that’s what makes them so special and sophisticated.


The stately 1860 house is a commanding presence in fashionable South Kensington.(via