UPPER WEST SIDE CONVERSION TO TOWNHOUSE

UPPER WEST SIDE CONVERSION TO TOWNHOUSE

Address: 264 West 91st Street
New York, New York 10024
Project Cost:$2, 000,000
Date: 2006
Size: 3,900 SF

Architect
Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
Steven Kratchman
23 warren street, store 9 New York,
New York 10007

Contractor
Hugo Construction Corp.
Hugo Cheng
227 24th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232

Structural
Edward Hubschman Consulting
Edward Hubschman
244-98 61st Avenus
Douglaston, New York 11362

Meps
DKA Consulting Engineers
Damon Amadio
85 Midchester Avenue
White Plains, New York 10606

Description:

SKAPC was hired by a repeat client to provide architectural services for the conversion of an Upper West Side historic townhome, which housed a synagogue at one time, into a single-family home. The project received approval from Landmark Preservation Commission to flatten out the existing narrow rear yard extension for bathrooms and kitchens into a shallower, but wider vertical addition. As part of the conversion, the parlor floor was relocated to the rear, creating a duplex down to the ground floor, where the kitchen and family room are situated. The scope of work included the addition of new bathrooms, a fireplace, new floors and finishes, as well as the installation of an indoor pool and pool room in the basement. It also involved new window installations, including skylights to draw in natural light and enhance the home’s spacious, contemporary feel. The moldings were refurbished and refinished in their natural color to maintain their classic look typical of a 1900s NYC townhouse. The home’s street-side façade remains historic while boasting a modern interior, backyard and rear, which incorporates glass rail and glass floor balconies to further welcome in abundant sunshine.

Photography provided by Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.