Brownstone on West 81st Street
New York, NY
5,440 sq. ft.
Complete gut renovation of a 4 story Brownstone residence in the Upper West Side for a single young man.
A stepped sunken court along with a large window brings an abundance of natural light and greenery into the entire house, including the basement level. Further, Double – height spaces and skylights enhance this, giving it an open look and feel. The voids tie the entire house together, and the natural light and ventilation save energy.
White walls further allow light to travel inside. At the same time, an exposed brick wall travels inside from outside, connecting the two. The play of textures and natural materials break the monotony and bring warmth into the space.