Higher Education

67th Street Townhouses

This project is a limited design competition to design 11 luxury townhouses over an existing two-story underground garage that serves a 40-story residential tower.  The bow windows, the artist studio windows, and keystone balconies not only relate to elements on other Upper East Side townhouses but help to give character and identity to the units. 

The parking garage was built with 18-foot bays, and therefore the townhouses had to conform to the structural bay dimensions.  To provide generous (18’ x 36’) living rooms, two units are stacked in the wider building, and the stair and elevator of the thin unit are pulled into the wider unit to allow for the large living room in an 18-foot-wide townhouse. 

The maisonette on the 4th and 5th floors of the wide unit is accessed from the ground level entry via an elevator.  The lower wide unit and the thin unit have gardens on top of the garage. The maisonette has its “garden” on the roof.

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