Inside a Modern Manhattan Townhouse


Donna Dotan; ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN: Workshop APD

In Manhattan, it feels like space is a commodity more precious than gold. With an average price per square foot of $1645, according to a report from Douglas Elliman Real Estate, one can only dream of owning a four-bedroom house with an outdoor area in the heart of the city. So when we caught wind of a development for brand-new five-story townhouses in the heart of the West Village, we had to find out more.

By Manhattan standards, this 4236-square-foot townhouse is a sprawling mansion. Part of the Printing House development, a former industrial building in the West Village transformed into luxury condominiums in 2013, this new phase involved ground-up design of two townhouses and three maisonettes located in the landscaped stables behind the main building.

We chatted with Andrew Kotchen, principal at Workshop APD, who oversaw the entire development, to find out every last detail of this impressive undertaking. Find out what $13 million will get you in Manhattan's most star-studded and coveted neighborhood—the Printing House townhouses are a lesson in luxury design.