by SPG Architects as Architects - Mon, 1 November 2010
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An original 1901 two-story carriage house facade conceals a 6-story, 8000 SF townhouse beyond. A gut renovation was required to remedy the spatial fragmentation resulting from numerous renovations. A new open steel staircase became the chief unifying organizing element for movement and visual focus. The stair unites the various elements of the building’s split section and reveals two impressive double height living spaces which satisfy the client's desire for loft-like public areas with the intimacy of townhouse living. The Owner’s affection for Moroccan details inspired custom laser-cut aluminum screens, carved Spanish Cedar doors, custom stone mosaics, and special finishes. These details, woven through the house, capture the essence of the Moorish influence while still maintaining the modern visual and spatial language inherent in SPG’s design.
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