Morningside Park

At the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and W 112th Street on the edge of Morningside park NYC, another of Frederick Law Olmsted’s unique late 19th centaury creations. This house, originally designed around the same time to respond to Olmsted’s vision was to be returned to its original purpose as a single family dwelling.The garden level was to function as a separate apartment if need be. The first two levels were living rooms and dining facilities respectively and the upper levels served as 4 bedrooms. The gut renovation required an elevator for the top 4 floors, a grand staircase between the reception floors and an egress stair between all levels of this entirely updated structure.

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