TURETT COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS
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Greenwich Village Townhouse modern 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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Christine Miller Cruiess wrote:
Wood type - What kind of wood is the fence made from?
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The fence is made of Ipe.
June 14, 2013 at 12:18pm     
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farryld wrote:
what trees are against the back fence? - I love this design.
   Comment   December 4, 2012
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The trees are Himalayan birch: betula utilis jaquemontii. Thank you for your kind words!
December 4, 2012 at 1:23pm     
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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.
December 4, 2012 at 1:55pm     
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Emeka Patrick wrote:
Looking to redo a backyard and wondering who did the backyard? - Any info provided would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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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
May 14, 2013 at 7:19am   
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pettybabe wrote:
Glass blocks.......... - How are the glass blocks installed and how are they supported?? I would love to use this concept in my concrete roof over my pool.
   Comment   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
May 14, 2013 at 7:17am     
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Design Matters wrote:
What's the purpose for glass block flooring - decorative?
     Comment   October 1, 2012
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Jupitorian - The glass pavers for this project were fabricated by Circle Redmont and installed by Adler Windows
May 12, 2013 at 6:52am   
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What's nice about the Circle Redmont system is it is waterproof.
May 13, 2013 at 4:19am   
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simcnair wrote:
What type of wood is that for the walls?
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What type of wood and stain?
December 21, 2012 at 8:15am     
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jim34 wrote:
What type of ledger stone is that?
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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,
     Comment   December 11, 2012
stephfull wrote:
what type of tree is that?
   Comment   September 15, 2012

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