Manhattan Townhouse - a newly built modern townhouse that harmonizes with its neighbors

New York, NY
7,900 square feet
Completed, 2021
Type: Townhouses

This modern townhouse harmonizes with its neighbors but is clearly of this time. The composition and detailing are more austere and abstract than a traditional townhouse facade. This muted design approach lets the simple forms and high-quality materials speak for themselves. The exterior of the building features tall windows with divided panes, limestone cladding, and a zinc planter and mansard roof at the top. These elements add scale, texture, and variety to the street-facing facade.

Inside, the house is designed to balance entertaining with family life. Guests enter a paneled foyer and are guided up a sculptural staircase to a double height dining room, the house’s main entertaining space. A half flight up leads to a large bar and living room with a terrace. A half flight down leads to the kitchen, which can be partially cordoned off with a decorative metal screen. An elevated garden encourages indoor/outdoor dining.

The fourth floor contains the master suite, with a large bedroom facing the quiet rear garden, a study in the middle of the floor, and a pair of dressing rooms and the master bath. Two children’s floors above are united by a sky-lit double height game hub, encouraging active play all year round.

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The vertical procession through the townhouse unravels something new at each level, encouraging a sense of discovery and wonder.

Ameet Hiremath, Senior Principal



Stephens Design Group, Inc.
Interior Designer

Structural Engineer

Altieri Sebor Wieber
MEP/FP Engineer

RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architect

PHT Lighting Design, Inc.
Lighting Designer