Harlem Townhouse

This beautiful Upper West side townhouse is just steps from New York City's Central Park North side entrances.  You can find Morningside Park and world renowned Columbia University only a few blocks away as well.  Situated only one block from the M Train subway station, you have easy access to the rest of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs. 

When we began this project, we managed to preserve the existing wood and brick exterior structure while implementing new architectural elements into the design.  This allowed the building to gain more living space with a 5th floor enlargement, and added more open spaces like the 4th floor terraces and rooftop.   

The complete gut renovation consists of approximately 6,750sf.  Four studio apartments - one with terrace, three one bedroom apartments - one with terrace, and one two bedroom apartment with a yard and cellar.  The SRO (single room occupancy) conversion took into account high performing energy efficiency. Additionally, superior indoor air quality was achieved by using continuous energy recovery ventilation and filtration systems supporting our mission for Passive House living throughout New York City. Triple insulated air tight high performance windows help make this luxurious, yet sustainable, design part of a deep retrofit increasing healthy living indoors for all residents.  A deep retrofit reduces building cost, while increasing energy efficiency through modernization of equipment and systems, like HVAC, plumbing, electrical and recladding to name a few.