French Modern Townhouse

Front Façade
Stair Hall and Living Room Stair Hall and Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Stairs Looking Up
Stairs Down
Stair Hall
Dining Room
Her Dressing Room
Her Dressing Room and His Dressing Room Her Dressing Room and His Dressing Room
Boy's Room
Piano Room
Penthouse Stair and Penthouse Penthouse Stair and Penthouse

French Modern Townhouse

When PPA began working on this 10,000 square foot townhouse, it was a shell. The main challenge lay in creating a seamless transition between the historic French neoclassical street facade and the interiors as well as designing a livable family home in this very vertical seven-story house. PPA struck a balance between a restrained classical and stripped modernist aesthetic. The more conservatively established public rooms and bedrooms levels, connected by a spiral stair, were made more family-friendly with pocket doors and comfortable sitting areas carved out of the landings. PPA expressed the top two penthouse levels containing exercise and music rooms as a modernist addition. Victoria Hagan’s decoration echoes the essence of the architecture, infusing the spaces with light and vitality.  

Partner-in-Charge: Thomas P. R. Nugent

Design Director: Gregory Gilmartin

Associate-in-Charge: Pui Ng

Associates: Nebojsa Savic, Anton Glikin, Irina Shumitskaya, Craig Stevens, Jennifer Smith, Tiffany Burke, Kristen Haller

Interior Design: Victoria Hagan Interiors 

Photography: Scott Frances

Peter Pennoyer Architects