Redone townhouse in New York by Steven Harris Architects

090923_STH_08_BerendtF9 001

With one look at the shining casement windows, you know you’re in for something special at this redone townhouse on West 87th Street in New York, by Steven Harris Architects LLP. Those windows provide both light and views, cross-ventilation — and a touch of outdoor living, a combination definitely not easy to come by in an average city apartment! On the bottom floor of this townhouse, the “windows” are actually French doors that lead to surprises: on one side, a private lounge area, complete with cushioned chairs and a latticed wall; on the other, a compact yard with bistro-style blue wrought-iron chairs and a white table, paved with stone and shaded by mature trees. But outdoor living is only part of the attraction to this home; directly off the yard is a cheery kitchen, with a central island for plenty of work space.

090923_STH_06_Berendt 001

When the weather is cool, light a fire, cozy up on the sand-colored sofa, and lose yourself in a book from the floor-to-ceiling oak shelves in an informal sitting room. Framed art gives the adjacent living room a sophisticated air; a contemporary woven-leather chair sits comfortably next to a traditional dresser. A sweeping white-painted staircase brings you to the next level, on padded steps with thick brown carpet; wood-grain paneling and vintage light fixtures warm a bath finished in fine marble and tall mirrors. Sleek bedside lamps highlight a textured headboard, while photographic art finds a fine setting on white walls. This renovation, done for a well-known author, is a perfect combination: old and new blended together with harmony, warmth, and class.

round2_01_Berendt 001

090923_STH_11_Berendt 001

090923_STH_01_Berendtf10 001

090923_STH_03_Berendtf8 001

090923_STH_05_Berendtf03 001

Redone townhouse in New York by Steven Harris Architects_8

Leave your vote

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Written by Janet Butler

Profile photo of Janet Butler

Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *