Manhattan Townhouse

This remarkable double-wide townhouse was designed by Cross & Cross in 1922 and is a designated New York City landmark, part of a distinguished row of similarly landmarked houses. The clients, who had lived in the townhouse for several years, came to us with a request to update their home for their growing family. This entailed a total rebuilding of the interiors, detailed in Colonial and Georgian styles to match the formality of the façade.

Karen Pelella
Tim Orlando
Jose Luis Sobrino
The restored Federal-style north façade.
The main entry hall with Georgian detailing. Inset antique mirrors are framed with gold leaf, and the owners’ art hangs above an eighteenth-century Swedish commode.
Shrouded by a canopy of trees, the garden is bordered with brick walls and scalloped painted wood lattice, festooned with English ivy. An antique mirror was added to the niche behind the “weeping rock” fountain.

The view of the main staircase from the stair hall. This is one of the few vestiges of the original interior. It was carefully refurbished and copied for the additional flights added above.

The service entrance stair hall is paneled in cerused white oak and furnished with an antique Portuguese console and Dutch ebony-framed mirror.
The primary bath, including its vanity, is entirely clad in book-matched cipollino marble, with polished nickel fixtures and fittings.