A World of Color

This urban townhouse took on new life when it was renovated for a couple relocating from New York City.  The owner’s sophisticated taste, cultivated from world travels, paired with the character of the existing home and resulted in a fresh and colorful gem in the heart of the historic downtown.

Extensive approvals from the local Historic District Commission preceded an addition on the rear of the time-honored building and a complete restoration of the exterior.  The addition encompasses a first-floor, finished garage with arch doors that open to the gardens, ideal for entertaining.  Above the garage accommodates the master bedroom, walk-in closets and a bathroom suite.  The exterior restoration allowed the addition of window pediments, shutters with authentic hardware and gaslight features.  Pocket gardens surround the townhouse and boast multiple plantings that complement a historic environment.

The interior of the home was restructured to allow for reworking of the main stair.  The reconfigured flight can now carry the weight of books and art alongside ascending residents and guests.  Amid construction, two previously hidden fireplaces were uncovered.  By the end of the renovation, four fireplaces were entirely refurbished and now lend immense aesthetic to interior design.

 

The interior finishes within the home keep visitors engaged and impressed.  From imported Italian tile to contextually historic light switches, the colorful décor is appealing to all senses.  Specially painted walls coordinate with furnishings, bookcases and art.


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