The late 19th century brick, sandstone and limestone townhouse is located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Ms. Easton directed the $3.5 million interior and exterior restoration and systems upgrade of the six-story residence. An elevator was seamlessly integrated to access the roof where a leaded glass conservatory was constructed. The design of the interior focused on restoring and recreating early 20th century stenciling, decorative painting and lighting fixtures. The building’s infrastructure was completely upgraded, and the house was wired for voice and data control systems, and a new electrical system was installed for enhanced interior lighting and modern technology. The result is a late 19th century townhouse, rich in original detail, which has been given a new life.
The house is a contributing component to the New York City Expanded Carnegie Hill Historic District. The project received the 2003 Great American Home Award for Interior Rehabilitation from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Old House Journal as well as an Award for Excellence in Preservation by the Friends of the Upper East Side.