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NYC Residence

New York, New York

NYC Residence

New York, New York

  • Design Principal

    Tom Kundig

  • Principal

    Kirsten Ring Murray

This townhome was completely gutted with only significant interior elements remaining including the fireplaces, grand stair, and columns. The resulting design is an interplay between a clean, modern aesthetic and the surrounding historic context.

The residence includes six bedrooms, a penthouse apartment with play space for the owners’ children and a level with a formal dining room and salon for entertaining. There is also a dojo, a back terrace and a penthouse roof terrace. Several kinetic elements, including a pivoting window wall on the main level and a skylight, allow for natural ventilation.

My favorite thing about this project is the sense of balance, across the entire house, between the formal needs and the family needs. It seamlessly moves from family to formal and back again. It’s very meditative and calming. In the city of New York, you need your home to feel like an oasis.  Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA




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