Redesign projects often times bring out potential that no one would have ever imagined. This was definitely the case with the redesigned Isaly Residence in a 1848 Gramercy Park townhouse located in New York City. The project was designed by New York City’s own Fractal Construction.
What used to be a triplex was transformed into two separate residences, which ended up being a lot more challenging than the designers originally planned. The conversion turned into an electrical and plumbing nightmare, but what the results were worth the effort. As icing on the cake, the team added a 620 square foot penthouse on the top of residence.
“The result is a Manhattan address that captivates like few others. The walls and ceilings of the living and kitchen area are punctuated with the sensuous sculptures and exploding light fixtures of Garcia and Maurer. The bricks-and-mortar rear wall of the two main floors has vanished, replaced by a glass curtain fitted with tiny diodes, invisible by day but glinting at night like a private constellation. The outdoor terrace leading from the living room has a glass floor and overlooks the private gardens below. With every available patch of roof converted into usable space, the house boasts two more terraces as well as a roof deck.”
Photography by: Eric Laignel