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Upper East Side Brownstone
Exterior, New York
Our clients purchased a brownstone in a row of eclectic Queen Anne townhouses designed and built at the same time in the late 19th century. Over the years the building lost it’s original stoop and an ornate masonry cornice had been sheared off. The building had been converted to a multiple dwelling and many details had been lost. RKA designed a solution that expanded the living space and provided a transition from more formal traditional brownstone spaces to more open and contemporary spaces suited to a young family. A story was added, set back from the street to conform to Landmarks requirements, and the first three floors were expanded to the rear to create more living space. The street front and stoop were restored to their original condition based on historical research and documentation. New mechanical and electrical systems and an elevator were installed along with a state of the art media, HVAC and lighting control system accessible from the major living spaces throughout the house.
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