East Village Townhouse by Bill Peterson

New York Magazine

Last week, New York Magazine's annual Home Design issue hit newsstands and mailboxes and we're still enjoying the wide variety of homes featured. The most notable? The 14th Street townhouse that was renovated by architect Bill Peterson.The garage-door-like front facade was custom designed by Bill Peterson to create a modern space in a building from 1869. While 14th Street isn't exactly our ideal location for such a feature, the apartment is amazing and the unique design solutions a rare treat — from New York:

A pair of buffers keeps the outside and inside environments separate. The first, a 42-inch-high railing of ultraclear glass, acts as a safety barrier. The second, an “air curtain wall system” that shoots air from the ceiling at high velocity, creates a thermal barrier and bug screen.

For Before & After pictures and more information about this unique space, visit New York Magazine | The Wall Vanishes and the very informative slide show with resources for furniture, lighting and finishes.

Images: David Sundberg

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