TURETT COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS
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Greenwich Village Townhouse contemporary-landscape
 

Greenwich Village Townhouse

The new owners of this West Village Manhattan townhouse knew that gutting an historically significant building would be a complex undertaking. They were admirers of Turett's townhouse renovations elsewhere in the neighborhood and brought his team on board to convert the multi-unit structure into a single family home. Turett's team had extensive experience with Landmarks, and worked closely with preservationists to anticipate the special needs of the protected facade.

The TCA team met with the city's Excavation Unit, city-appointed archeologists, preservationists, Community Boards, and neighbors to bring the owner's original vision - a peaceful home on a tree-line street - to life. Turett worked with adjacent homeowners to achieve a planted rear-yard design that satisfied all interested parties, and brought an impressive array of engineers and consultants aboard to help guarantee a safe process.

Turett worked with the owners to design a light-filled house, with landscaped yard and terraces, a music parlor, a skylit gym with pool, and every amenity. The final designs include Turett's signature tour-de-force stairs; sectional invention creating overlapping volumes of space; a dramatic triple-height steel-and-glass elevation; extraordinary acoustical and thermal insulation as part of a highly energy efficient envelope.
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May 17, 2013
Christine Miller Cruiess wrote:
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The fence is made of Ipe.
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December 4, 2012
farryld wrote:
what trees are against the back fence? - I love this design.
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The trees are Himalayan birch: betula utilis jaquemontii. Thank you for your kind words!
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FYI, according to our landscaping sub who planted these, they are hard to find these days because of birch borer susceptibility. River birch is a good substitute.
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November 14, 2012
Emeka Patrick wrote:
Looking to redo a backyard and wondering who did the backyard? - Any info provided would be highly appreciated.

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Our Firm, Turett Collaborative Architects, designed the backyard, but the landscaping was designed by Naima Green of Blue in Green Gardens, LLC
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What type of stone is that? I love how it contrasts with the concrete pavers and ipe fence.
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October 25, 2012
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Thanks for asking. They are actually structural glass pavers installed on a steel frame. This system comes from Circle Redmont. BEst, TCA
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October 1, 2012
Design really Matters wrote:
What's the purpose for glass block flooring - decorative?
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Jupitorian - The glass pavers for this project were fabricated by Circle Redmont and installed by Adler Windows
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What's nice about the Circle Redmont system is it is waterproof.
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October 1, 2012
simcnair wrote:
What type of wood is that for the walls?
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What type of wood and stain?
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March 16, 2014
jim34 wrote:
What type of ledger stone is that?
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December 11, 2012
clynch10 wrote:
What a great idea to make a floor skylight! - Do you have a picture of the basement on Houzz? I would love to see. Thank you,
September 15, 2012
stephfull wrote:
what type of tree is that?
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Do you live in a big city? Don’t let that deter you. As long as you have some type of outdoor space, you can probably work in a grill somewhere. This New York City yard is a fantastic example of good landscape design and elegant placement of elements. The linear stone finish wraps from the planters right around the grilling station.

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