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SPG Architects

SPG Architects

New York, NY

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Murray Hill Townhouse

Originally a two-story carriage house built in 1901, today the carriage house facade conceals a 6-story, 7300sf townhouse beyond. SPG Architects was hired to remedy the spatial fragmentation that had resulted from the numerous renovations. After taking the premises back to base building structure, a new open steel staircase became the chief unifying organizing element for movement and visual focus.
The stair mediates between the various elements of the building's split section and, most importantly, reveals two impressive double height spaces, 20 and 14 feet tall respectively. The large open spaces satisfied the clients combined desire for loft-like public areas with the intimacy of townhouse living. The Owner's affection for Moroccan details inspired custom laser-cut aluminum screens, hand-carved Spanish cedar doors, custom stone mosaics and special finishes which are woven through interior. These details capture the essence of the Moorish influence while still maintaining the modern visual and spatial language inherent in SPG's design.

 
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Status: Built
Location: New York City
My Role: Architecture

 
entry hall
entry hall
stair detail
stair detail
living with dining beyond
living with dining beyond
living room
living room
stair & mezzanine detail
stair & mezzanine detail
billiards room
billiards room
master bedroom
master bedroom
master sitting area
master sitting area
master closet
master closet
master bathroom
master bathroom
view from penthouse
view from penthouse
penthouse
penthouse

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