25 Mercer Townhouse
Soho has long been one of New Yorkâs most desirable residential areas. Gone are the days of the neighborhoodâs haven of artist studios, even longer past are its industrial roots. Reaching back to the bones of its 1867 Gilded Age structure, the Townhouse at 25 Mercer Street reconfigures the mercantile building as a lavish multi-floor residence.
The brainchild of developer/architect Michael Kirchman of GDS Development and designed by Fogarty Finger Architects, 25 Mercerâs Townhouse occupies three floors. Planned around a newly cut, fifteen by twenty foot courtyard, the elongated floor plate becomes animated with natural light and framed internal views. On the main floor, enormous twelve foot tall operable panels define the courtyard. The newly added third floor features a lounge-like family room with two private rooftop terraces.
Fogarty Fingerâs pared down aesthetics, luxurious materials and crisp details express a sense of refinement throughout the residence. A study in black/white lines and planes, offset by warm splashes of wood and stone, the space evokes an iconic New York townhouse through thoroughly modern means.
Photographed December 2016.