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Hudson River Residence - Progress Report

Selective demolition is well underway at the Hudson River Residence!

This High Victorian Gothic mansion built in 1871, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, requiring that the home's original architectural elements be preserved.

In order to bring the house to its original glory, Dirk Denison Architects and its consultants are performing a thorough restoration work of its impressive masonry exterior, as well as conducting an extensive renovation of the interior of the house.

As you can see in these photos, the landscape around the house has been cleared (including a massive wisteria vine that covered most of the house), some damaged windows have been removed, and the interior is down to the studs in most of the rooms.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project!

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Office Renovation Progress

The new centrally located Open Plan of this office space is getting many new pieces of ceiling this week, to replace the spots where there used to be walls.  The curved shaped of the building creates a unique opportunity for a typically rectilinear ceiling system.  Splaying out from the central building core, the ceiling grid requires each tile to be a unique shape.  This technique creates a dynamic and attractive finished ceiling, especially with the sleek, integrated lighting.

The millwork components are nearly all installed, and look fantastic!  Some pieces are in the process of being assembled, so it is the perfect time to investigate the small details of construction.  I am still learning about millwork construction techniques, and this will be very helpful for drawing millwork details in the future.

Greenwich Village Townhouse

The renovation of a Landmarked Brownstone Residence is currently under-construction in Greenwich Village, NYC. The street facade has been fully restored to its original historic style. The rear facade, interiors & roof deck have been fully redesigned with open floor plans, contemporary materials & details. A glass enclosed atrium connects the  ground floor to the roof terrace, filling the interiors with natural light.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Historic Street Facade

Historic Street Facade

5th Floor Level

5th Floor Level

Glass Screen at 5th Level Terrace

Glass Screen at 5th Level Terrace

Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

Rendering of Rear Facade

Rendering of Rear Facade