French Modern Townhouse

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