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West 12th Street Rowhouse

Project Type

Modern Home

Occupancy

2007

Location

West Village, NYC

Client

Confidential
"BKSK’s plan preserved historic fireplaces while gutting the house all the way to its floor joists to create a contemporary and open loft-like design."
Zach Baliva for Luxury Home Quarterly

The interior of this very narrow West Village rowhouse was transformed from a cramped collection of rooms into a series of stacked open loft spaces.  The gut renovation left only several historic fireplaces intact, as all other original 19th century interior details had been removed in previous renovations.  Using its unusually narrow 14’-2” clear inside dimension to full advantage, the plans feature a single major room at the front and back of each floor.  A custom blackened steel and walnut tread stair operates as a vertical organizing element against a custom Marmarino plaster feature wall that ascends five stories, from the ground floor to a new roof bulkhead.  A fully planted roof terrace allows views of downtown and offers expanded living space.

PUBLICATIONS
“BKSK Architects,” Luxury Home Quarterly: March 2011
“Upwardly Mobile,” Home and Remodeling Trends: Sept 2009

COLLABORATORS
Endscape – general contractor; John Milich Product and Design ¬– stair fabrication & installation; ; Davis MacKiernan Architectural Lighting – lighting design; Jonas Everets Design – plaster walls; Nancy Haseley – landscape design

Photos by Paul Warchol