CITY CARRIAGE HOUSE
NEW YORK, NY
Using materials to compliment the turn-of-the-century structure, this project renovates and restores this 6600 square foot 1903 Carriage House.
We reinvented the existing spaces with a language speaking to our time and the family’s lifestyle. The Owners, avid wine collectors, helped shape and inspire this selection. White Oak reclaimed from sherry casks was used to create the Kitchen doors and Family Room desk. Blackened steel was used at the entry doors and suspended stair, evoking the history of the original hay lofts and industrial mechanics. The existing opening in the rear wall was expanded and framed with steel and glass to allow more daylight into the family’s everyday space. The existing wood floors throughout were sanded, rubbed with white lye and sealed with what is typically a stone sealer. In the Kitchen and Family room, new radiant heated concrete floors were poured and polished. The walls are a rough, white plaster while the ceilings are smooth and reflective Venetian plaster.
The upper floors carry this aesthetic through but with a softer hand. Bathrooms are tiled in white statuary marble while the bedrooms received muted tones. The top floor holds a glass box gym at its center, allowing daylight from the skylight to traverse the floor, diffusing the light within the upper landing gallery and library foyer.