A full tear-down and rebuild of this historic Waverly townhouse is an excellent example of a well-executed transitional design style. Nestled on the historic West Villiage, this landmark protected site needed to balance its historic past while updating itself for a new more contemporary clientele.
The project faced many obstacles along the way, including the discovery that the building was sitting on an underground river. This was a complicated and costly discovery. After a substantial redesign, the team was able to redesign the foundation that would allow us to sit the building in this hidden waterway.
Building in New York City always comes with surprises. Some big, some small, some a river. The mark of a good project team is to solve the problems while keeping the integrity of the project.