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Morton Street Townhouse Designed by Steven Gambrel

Photographer: Eric Piasecki

Architect/Designer: Steven Gambrel

Client: Steven Gambrel

Location: New York, NY

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October 09, 2018
68 Morton Street is a one of a kind townhouse located in Manhattan's West Village. Masterfully renovated by renowned AD100 designer Steven Gambrel, the house retains all of its nineteenth century charm, intentionally keeping its original facade, floors and staircase, which have been reinforced and restored to the highest standard.

Additional history: This simple three-story house, above a basement, was built in 1846 for Charles Olmstead, city grocer, together with the small three-story house next to it. The latter may once have served also as a connection to the store at the corner of Hudson Street (No. 436), built at about the same time.
Nos. 68 and 68.5, which appear to be one house, are excellent examples of the simple type of house erected in the late Greek revival period. The lintels over the windows of No. 68 are flush with the wall and the house retains its simple roof cornice and undecorated fascia board over the low third story windows. The narrow doorway with sidelights and the ironwork are typical of the best of this modest type of Greek Revival house.

Images are from the book Steven Gambrel: Perspective, published by Rizzoli, October 2018.
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