Steven Harris Architects’ West 87th Street Townhouse is a True Urban Sanctuary

Posted On Tue, August 19, 2014 By

Posted On Tue, August 19, 2014 By In Architecture, Design, Interiors, Upper West Side 

Walking down West 87th Street past the stately brick and brownstone townhouses, a stunning white home with huge picture windows stands out as something special. The magic really starts, though, upon entering the house. Renovated by Steven Harris Architects, this striking townhouse not only provides a spacious layout filled with tasteful contemporary furniture, but the firm’s work retains historic details like ornate crown moldings and the original, commanding staircase. The highlight of the townhouse is the oversized windows, which let in plenty of natural light, offer cross ventilation, and open to an abundance of outdoor space. Steven Harris Architects, West 87th Street Townhouse, Upper West Side townhouses, contemporary townhouse The first-floor windows are actually French doors. On one end they lead out to a lounge area with a charming latticed wall and cushioning seating, and on the other side they open to the backyard, complete with stone pavers and adorned with tall trees, manicured shrubs, and climbing ivy. The yard, which conveniently sits off the kitchen, also features a bistro-style, wrought-iron dining table. Steven Harris Architects, West 87th Street Townhouse, Upper West Side townhouses, contemporary townhouse Lined with floor-to-ceiling oak shelves, the sitting room is the perfect place to enjoy a fire while taking in the Upper West Side street views. The adjacent living room is even cozier with another fireplace, this time with a traditional mantle, more built-in shelving, and direct access to the outdoor lounge. Steven Harris Architects, West 87th Street Townhouse, Upper West Side townhouses, contemporary townhouse The second floor is home to the master suite. A luxurious, textured headboard stands out in the bedroom, as does the mid-century-style bedside furniture. The bathroom features wood-grain paneling, vintage light fixtures, and a marble bath. This level’s outdoor space is a lovely terrace with room for loungers. Completed for a well-known author, this townhouse renovation is an elegant, modern, and warm sanctuary. Explore more projects by Steven Harris Architects here. Photos courtesy of Steven Harris Architects

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