Manhattan Residence

Manhattan Residence

Under Construction
New York City

This Manhattan residence encompasses a serenely modern design approach to a traditional five-story townhome.

Visitors are greeted with an updated terracotta façade representing a subtle but distinct translation of its surrounding historic neighborhood. Interpreting the historic masonry assembly into a lighter, technologically advanced rain screen, the design provides exceptional durability, sustainability, and resilience while retaining a warmth and texture similar to traditional brick.

Located on a private street at the edge of the East River, the design capitalizes on captivating views of Roosevelt Island and the Queensborough Bridge. Dappled light streams through the light-filled gallery and reception area, seamlessly and joyfully connecting residents with the natural environment and the river edge park.

The central stair is a structural backdrop and anchoring device. The home seeks to connect daylight to all spaces with broad sections of exterior and interior glass allowing light to filter throughout. Natural daylight connects spaces throughout the entire length of the building while blurring the boundary between private and shared space.

Open living and shared amenities on the first two floor levels and lower level include living, kitchen, dining, and gym areas with transitional guest and sleeping quarters. The rear terrace garden provides a curated outdoor landscape. The upper levels hold two guest bedroom suites on the third floor, and a primary bedroom and bathroom suite occupy the entire fourth-floor level. The fifth-floor penthouse and roof terrace offer a quiet study and library featuring views to Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.

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