The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved a design, proposed by New York City-based architecture and design firm DXA studio, for a new townhouse located at 110 West 88th Street corner of Columbus Avenue. The hearing was held Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved this 4,800 square foot 5-story, single family townhouse in the Upper West Side-Central Park West Historic District. The contemporary and contextual design draws inspiration from the district in utilizing a single material, travertine, to express a multitude of architectural features. The verdant character of the block on which it resides is continued inward in the form of integrated flower boxes along the facade and a continuous living wall that spans the full five stories of an open, centralized stair.
“We are very pleased to receive the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval,” said DXA studio Partner Jordan Rogove. “We feel the townhouse fits seamlessly into this beautiful West 88th street block without competing with the neighboring, eclectic Samuel Reed row houses. We thoroughly studied them and took our cues from their detailing, proportions, and materiality, and then expressed them in a more contemporary manner.”
Construction on the new townhouse is expected to begin in the next year.
“Through a highly inventive concept, the window design creates the effect of an all-glass wall on the interior, while on the exterior, added travertine pieces bring the facade into a contextual relationship with the neighboring buildings” said DXA studio Co-Founding Partner, Wayne Norbeck. “We love how this contemporary notion of a window bringing maximum light can also work so well within the historic district.