The West Village renovation was the second project Lubrano completed for her client. "She is a collector of contemporary art and has minimalist design sensibilities, so she was not necessarily interested in reiterating typical attitudes of how a historic townhouse should present itself," Lubrano says. "This residence creates a mood that is queued not through a rote familiarity, but through a pleasure in precision and a confidence in form making."
One of the main challenges was integrating the interiors with the outdoor areas—a luxury in dense Manhattan. On the parlor floor, a floor-to-ceiling window overlooks the patio.