A three story, 19th-century town house in Manhattan received a tasteful, modern renovation from architects Anne Marie Lubrano and Lea Ciavarra. The client asked for an austere space to allow her paintings to shine, room for entertaining, and to retain select period elements.
In 2005, actors David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner purchased a dilapidated, abandoned town house in Harlem, empty save for a lot of debris and a generous sprinkling of crack pipes. They've worked with builder Nick Moons and architect Hannah Purdy from day one, who have helped transform the space into a modern, sustainable home.
In a small, rural town in southern Sweden, a boxy white town house stands out from its neighbors. Three thin slabs, staggered vertically through the space, create three distinct floors and allow light to flood in from the front, back, and roof.
Tall and surprisingly open, the Tel Aviv Town House by Pitsou Kedem Architects continues in the tradition of its Bauhaus-inspired neighbors with a white facade and black window frames. Six stories high and crowned with a pool, the structure manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city.
A circa-1899 house in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn was on a shaky foundation and in need of serious structural improvements. But, working with Noroof Architects, residents Jill Magid and Jonny Bauer were able to maintain much of the brick siding as well as the original ceiling beams.