Located in a historic four-story 4,500sf townhouse building in Manhattan, Artist House is a live-work space for two internationally acclaimed artists.
The building was originally constructed in the 1820s and required extensive structural work. The entire building was stripped back to the masonry. New systems for heating and cooling were installed as well as tilt and turn windows, new cabinetry, hardwood floors and wall finishes. Three floors were converted to artist studios.
A hardwood clad stair with black steel balusters connects the first three floors. The second floor was opened up to accommodate a kitchen and a living room with Venetian plaster wall finish.
On the third floor is a master bedroom with walk in closet of cyprus; the master bath has a white concrete shower and vanity with a zinc top. The master bedroom is separated from a sculptor studio by a dividing wall. The sculptor studio is connected to another studio on the fourth floor by a steel gunmetal-finished stair which also provides roof access.
Eric Ansel was the associate-in-charge Eric Ansel, while working at Indamine Architecture, leading the project from conception through to completion.