This Manhattan townhouse transformed by Hunt Architecture is a far cry from its former self. The architecture studio were approached by a wishful client to design an inviting home that ‘respected, but was not beholden’ to traditional details. “Nothing in the home was in a salvageable state,” Hunt Architecture partner Nick Hunt admits. “All New York renovations need to be approached with a level of uncertainty until walls are opened up and one can really see if everything they have designed is achievable given the hidden existing conditions,” Nick says. “This was a full gut renovation; everything was removed down to the studs, subfloor and joists and each historic detail had to be recreated,” he adds.
Hunt Architecture have successfully stripped the home back to its bones and rebuilt it from the ground up, injecting the shared spaces with an innate sense of character and history.