136 Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Valley

Two neighboring townhouse on Manhattan Avenue between 105 and 106th streets were on a landmarked block in what is known as ‘Manhattan Valley’. Designed in the 1880’s by C.P.H Gilbert, one block away from Central Park, these projects are emblematic of the revitalization of this historic neighborhood.

(New York magazine was prescient enough to cover the fight to save this historic neighborhood in 1981.)

The 136 Manhattan avenue project was commissioned by a young couple, lawyers with two children looking for more space. They wanted a more “traditional” interior that still kept as much of the historic detail as possible. Our re-design included the addition of a penthouse on the roof, that had to comply with stringent LPC sightline regulations. The rear façade was entirely redone to accommodate much larger windows.