SOHO TOWNHOUSE

New York, NY

 

This six-story Greek Revival former Con Ed substation, built in 1922, was converted to a single-family townhouse. A large porthole window provides a view into a 40-foot pool from the entrance foyer. The second floor living room, dining area, kitchen and library have 19-foot high ceilings, a consequence of the building's previous incarnation housing power equipment. The building's copper plumbing pipes are exposed as they climb up the exposed brick wall at the open, steel staircase culminating with a skylight at the top floor. The upper floors contain bedrooms and a sitting room opening out to to a private 925 sf rooftop terrace.