Chelsea Townhouse

Chelsea Townhouse

Chelsea, NYC, NY, USA
Project Year
Private Houses

Chelsea Townhouse

Archi-Tectonics as Architects

EXTENSION // the existing 3400 sf  [316 m2] brownstone townhouse is a Landmark, located in Chelsea, NY.  The townhousewas gut-renovated and a 550 sf [52 m2] two-story garden extension was added with a roof terrace.


FLUIDITY // The new garden extensionis conceived as a light, airy space which acts as a connective device between interior floors and garden space. The townhouse is also extended overall; it was raised on the top floor and lowered at the basement floor, greatly extending the spatiality of the house. The folded glass and steel façade structure incorporates large window planes, and pivoting doors accessing the garden from the lower level libraryand from the master bedroom’s roof terrace, allowing visual glimpses up and down. On the main level, we find the living, diningand kitchen spacesalso with direct access to the garden via a steel and wood stair.  On the next, the third floor, the master bedroom suite is situated with a generous planted terrace, overlooking the garden in the back. The top floor has the kids’ bedrooms and a generous lounge area.


INTERIOR // A new hardwood folded stair connects all the floors with a skylight above and a large glass plate as railing,  descending all the way down, allowing light to flow through the whole house.  The entrance zone was separated from the living through large sets of sculpted wood sliding doors& panels,allowing for spatial transformationand a flexible use of space. These doors and adjacent panels are 3d CNC milled with wood patterns on both sides. In the living room we find a large stone fireplace, Siberian wood floors and the living room’s gray walls merge into the Valcucine etched gray glass kitchen cabinets.


Material Used :

1. Siberian Hardwood Flooring

2. Dutchman Contracting, Facade Manufacturer

3. Aria Group, LA:  Machine-Contoured Oak sliding doors & panels


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