Downing Street Townhouses

New York, NY
  • Ecological Design

SCAPE created a variety of garden spaces, including a streetscape, roof garden and rear yard designs for three connected, modern townhouses in the West Village. Because of the close proximity of these residences, the design incorporated subtle privacy elements, like shade trees along the site’s perimeter and privacy screens between yards, to create lush intimate moments throughout the different levels. The design used a simple, sophisticated palette of black granite paving, wood fencing and Cor-ten steel. The project was designed for maximum porosity to curb heat island reduction in the developed neighborhood.


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