The Chelsea Townhouse
The Chelsea Townhouse had such a long line at its door, that we wondered what could possibly be so enticing that people were waiting half an hour to enter. Well, it turns out that Julian King Architect‘s thoughtful renovation of the pre-war home was well worth the wait. Despite being a historic building, the interior of the light-filled dwelling is almost museum-like in its elegant modernity but its seamless integration with a soothing backyard garden keeps it from becoming too austere. The home was remodeled with sustainability and waste reduction in mind with considerations like preservation and reuse of original plaster moldings and wrought iron grilles, the use of reclaimed brick and wood, installation of a new high efficiency HVAC system, a dual-flush wall hung toilet, bamboo flooring and LED light fixtures.
Ultra-modern accents create cool counterpoints for the historical features of the home.