The task of rejuvenating its exterior and giving its interior a stunning new look was taken up by the creative folks at Turett Architects and as always they have accomplished the task in sizzling style! Converting this three-family townhouse into a smart single-family home meant using every inch of available space in a smart and aesthetically pleasing fashion.
A serene water feature adds to the tranquility of the space and large sliding glass doors lead the way into the double-height dining space. The lower level of the house also features a smart living space and a modern kitchen with a generous serving area.
The vertical pacific teak cladding the outside of the home gives it a unique sense of identity and is combined with exposed concrete walls to create a distinct and grand façade. Step inside and one finds that both the walls and the ceiling are elegantly draped in cedar panels that are painted white to give the house a relaxed beachy vibe.
A private courtyard on the lower level allows the homeowners to enjoy a ‘serene sanctuary’ right at home while the top terraces offer amazing views of New York City. Resourceful elegant and ergonomic this trendy transformation pays homage to its glorious past while looking ahead!
The main level of the house features a double-height living room with a stone fireplace at its heart. Massive windows elegantly frame the views outside and the adjacent dining room and library offer additional cozy nooks. The entire retreat is designed to encourage maximum interaction between family members and plenty of emphasis is placed on social areas.
Instead of opting for the usual ‘giant glass box’ extension the creative folks from Whiting Architects wanted the latest addition to feel like a revitalized version of the old home that was already in place. Function precedes form inside this monochromatic structure that ensures not an inch of room is wasted with unnecessary corridors and transitional spaces.
The brilliant design of this secluded residence is pretty apparent (even from a distance) as a sturdy concrete lower level is merged with a more inviting and appealing wooden structure on top. This concrete level with arched openings contains the ski-in/ski-out entry sauna ski room laundry and the amazing movie screening area. Inspired by traditional European chalets in the Alps the entire residence embraces a traditional and rustic vibe while blending state-of-the-art facilities with timeless aesthetics.