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240 E 61st TOWNHOUSE
- 240 E 61st TOWNHOUSE
What do you do if you have modern or contemporary taste and you purchased a townhouse built 100 years ago? Answer: call Wayne Turett.
TCA transformed this New York City townhouse into a light-filled structure while retaining the original brownstone detail on the front of the building. In the redesign, the interior and back walls were removed and reconstructed; now, a large airy skylight above the staircase in the midsection of the house floods every room with natural light.
The beauty of this townhouse is in the simplicity of its design, and in the use of natural materials to enhance it. Stone, steel, travertine and fiber-cement panels are used extensively on the exterior, while frosted glass, white stained maple, and polished steel adorn the new interior. The clear spatial configuration, innovative glass addition, use of natural materials and attention to neighborhood integrity work in harmony to redefine a modern townhouse.
The townhouse garnered national attention when it was used as the on-camera contestants' residence for Bravo's "Make me a SuperModel".