New York, NY
The new owners of 109 Waverly Place in Manhattan’s West Village knew that gutting an historically significant townhouse would be a complex undertaking. They were admirers of Turett’s townhouse renovations elsewhere in the neighborhood and brought his team on board to convert the multi-unit structure into a single-family home. Turett’s team had extensive experience with Landmarks, and worked closely with preservationists to anticipate the special needs of the protected façade.
TCA met with the city's Excavation Unit, city-appointed archeologists, preservationists, Community Boards, and neighbors to bring the owner's original vision - a peaceful home on a tree-lined street - to life. Turett worked with adjacent homeowners to achieve a planted rear-yard design that satisfied all interested parties, and brought an impressive array of engineers and consultants aboard to help guarantee a safe process.
Turett worked with the owners to design a light-filled house, with landscaped yard and terraces, a music parlor, a skylit gym, and every amenity. The final designs include Turett's signature tour-de-force stairs; sectional invention creating overlapping volumes of space; a dramatic triple-height steel-and-glass elevation; and extraordinary acoustical and thermal insulation as part of a highly energy efficient envelope.
Location: West Village, New York City
My Role: Architect