alex badalamenti, as an associate principal with swanke hayden connell architects, nyc, in collaboration with peter pennoyer architects oversaw the design and construction of this 20,000 square foot private residence in manhattan.
this remarkable townhouse formerly the residence of nichols, was designed in 1898 by c.p.h. gilbert. in 1914 herbert lucas remodeled the exterior to a more contemporary italianate design. the building’s interior mechanical systems were fully replaced. the building’s exterior limestone and copper cornice were fully restored, rebuilt and re-pointed and all windows were replaced.
the residence includes state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems fully integrated with advanced audio, video, telecommunication and security systems all set in a discrete traditional context. the project was a collaboration of specialty consultants and diplomacy with neighboring community boards, civic groups and the nyc landmark preservation commission.