Harlem Townhouse

The renovation of this multi-family townhouse focuses on the creation of two interlocking duplex units that maintained the traditional and graciously proportioned parlor level rooms while allowing for an integrated series of living quarters. The modern stucco-clad addition at the rear of the townhouse breaks through the existing brick façade, encloses a kitchen and dramatic, sky-lit staircase passage to the upstairs remodeled bedroom.

Harlem, NY

completed 2007

photos by Cameron R. Neilson

...lacquerware is light and soft to the touch, and gives off hardly a sound. I know of few greater pleasures than holding a lacquer soup bowl in my hands, feeling upon my palms the weight of the liquid and its mild warmth.

Tanizaki, Jun'ichiro. In Praise of Shadows. 14.