Coffey Street Residence
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unknown, 1899; Renovations, space4a, 2013

A brick townhouse was gut renovated with the intention to make the small house feel as open and spacious as possible. A new steel stair became the central element connecting all floors and leading to 2 roof decks with views of the city and the water towards Staten Island. In order to maximize natural light the back wall received large openings on each floor of the same width; they are lined with deep steel frames which house oak doors and fixed glass elements. The living room is sunken and features build-in seating along with an iconic wallpaper and wooden ceiling. The main element in the master bedroom is a slate lined zone in front of the glazing which is occupied by a shower, a sunken bathtub and a sink. The garden was designed with 3 zones: a secret garden with 15 birch trees, a raised deck and a meadow area with dining table and reflecting pool. Please note that one dog and two cats live in this residence, and may be present; no outside pets are allowed. Please note that children are not permitted.

Sunday Tour Info: OPENDIALOGUE  Tours with the architect Thomas Warnke will take place every 30 minutes. Space is limited, and tours are first-come, first-served, so arrive early!

Image Credit: Dr. Karl-Heinz Krauskopf