Inspired by European architecture, especially Belgian country homes, Nicolas Schuybroek Architects designs HB Townhouse with an overall warmth and liveability fit for New York. The team adopts the aesthetic they are known for to the historic and spacious dwelling while celebrating light and texture in the process.
Featuring original detailing and a modern elegance, HB Townhouse beautifully blends past and present elements together. Within the generous brownstone walls of this iconic New York home, Nicolas Schuybroek Architects ensures the interior is suited for contemporary liveability while enhancing a layered history within. Similar to a luxury hotel that captures a storied past, HB Townhouse is instantly calming, creating moments of immersion through myriad colours, tones and textures.
Upon entering the residence, one is immediately captivated by the expansive interior volumes. The architect enhances and celebrates existing features, imbuing the home with a deep sense of history. With a minimalist elegance, the abode effortlessly radiates warmth and charm. The material palette throughout is grounded in a monochromatic base, with specialised textured plaster lining the walls and creating a unique surface for incoming light to dance upon. Furthermore, the interior is made all the more intimate with velvety walls and a minimalist design, which allows for ease of movement between spaces.
A hypnotising interplay of contrasting elements emerges as a result of a curated selection of bespoke furniture, lighting and artwork throughout. Delicate lines of select pieces contrast beautifully with bold design gestures, becoming artworks in their own right. The integration of warm timber accents in the joinery feels welcoming, while the lighter timber flooring unifies spaces. Arched openings provide a seamless connection between zones, creating a sense of flow and continuity. Artisanal and handcrafted elements take centrestage within the residence, which is demonstrated by the original detailing as well as newly introduced components. It is this meticulous attention to detail that ensures the home stands as a considered collection of pieces, from the smallest fixtures to the grandest archways.
Located in the city that never sleeps, HB Townhouse becomes its own unique place of retreat. Nicolas Schuybroek Architects has taken a typical New York townhouse and transformed it into an extraordinary family home that offers an immersive interior design, disconnected from the outside world.