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A Parking Garage Becomes a NYC Townhouse with Drama

By the 1990s, this old coal delivery garage had been replaced by a parking garage with a small residence above it. The people that bought it turned to Turett Collaborative Architects to design a drama-filled townhouse on Leroy Street in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

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Taking it back to just the shell, TCA left no detail unnoticed, filling it with everything you could possibly want and more. While they did demolish the original interiors, they were able to re-use some of the materials, like the original structure’s timbers becoming stair treads.

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The kitchen, dining, and living room are open concept and the space is flooded with light thanks to the massive structural skylight above. There’s also a wall of windows.

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There are places where the original brick was exposed and kept, adding texture to the room.

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There’s even an outdoor space with a koi pond that can be enjoyed when the sliding glass doors are open.

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A catwalk connects the staircases in the double-height space and becomes a cool architectural feature.

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If all this isn’t enough, there’s also indoor parking for three cars plus a lift, a high-speed elevator, and a state of the art lighting system. SOLD.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.