Townhouse Renovation for Open Elegant Space

Expanding livable space appealing to modern aesthetics is a primary design challenge in townhouse renovation. In our renovation of this 61st street townhouse, the interior and rear walls were removed and reconstructed.  With floor-to-ceiling windows and skylight, natural light now floods every room.

Open townhouse design

White stained maple and polished steel adorn the new interior. The clear spatial configuration, innovative glass addition, use of natural materials work in harmony to redefine a modern townhouse.

A four-story, open stairwell with a sculpted symmetry brings a design consistency to the entire renovation.

Stairwell townhouse renovation

A penthouse master suite captured unused air rights to extend the living space.  The suite includes an easy access terrace and great natural light for both the bedroom and bathroom suite.

townhouse bathroom ideas


The open stairwell reaches up to a large skylight, allowing natural light to brighten each floor.

Outdoor stairs from the second floor make the new backyard patio more easily accessed. Stone, steel, travertine and fiber-cement panels are used extensively on the exterior.

The historic facade was restored and refreshed to make homecoming a pleasure.

townhouse renovation

Other townhouse renovation projects by Turret Collaborative Architects:

NYC Townhouse Renovation Defies Convention with Drama and Simplicity

Tribeca Architects Transforms Historic Site

Greenwich Village Townhouse- Houzz

Townhouse Design Tip

Townhouses are often defined by a narrow width with multiple floors. Stair design demands design creativity and innovation to make optimal use of space and to amplify a sense of opens.  Consider waterfall or “sawtooth” oak treads and risers which cantilever over the painted stair stringer enhancing the perceived thinness of the stair section.  Glass walls define the stair circulation zone at the lower two public floors,  transitioning to a  custom designed steel guardrail.

open stairs

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