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An all-inclusive transformation of an 1800s Battery Park townhouse.


The Turett Collaborative was engaged by a developer to return a multi-family residence at 74 Washington Place back to a townhouse as it was originally constructed in the mid-1800s. While the front façade was lovingly restored, the rear of the building was allowed to be significantly altered so as to present a contemporary face towards the rear. A new addition was added to the roof that exhibits a unique sculptural quality. The faceted, zinc-clad addition consists of folded planes that are artfully creased and folded to create an origami-like volume.


The 22’-4” wide lot afforded the ability to plan gracious living spaces around a centralized core. The first three floors contain the townhouse’s major public spaces which spiral around this core. The cellar was extended below the garden to provide space of a generously proportioned rec room, gym, and wine cellar. Skylights embedded in the terrace below bring sunlight directly to the spaces below grade.

Our design intervention involved an all-inclusive transformation of the existing building at 74 Washington Place. The confluence of restored elements with the addition of our new interventions works in concert to create a dynamic and inviting home.

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