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This complex renovation of a 19th century Upper East Side firehouse and associated carriage house into a single-family residence was completed in 2015. While preserving and restoring the existing façades and the original vertical grain decking and timber beams at the ground floor level, this project required a full replacement of the interior structure in order to accommodate the needs of a young family. Full excavation of the cellar level and garden provides an interior connection between the two buildings in the form of an open entertainment space with walk-able glass skylight above. To bring light to the core of the house, the building culminates with a contemporary glass penthouse that provides access to a landscaped rooftop garden.



ARCHITECT: Matthew Baird FAIA, Matthew Baird Architect, PLLC, ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT IN CHARGE: María Milans del Bosch COAM

Drawings © Matthew Baird Architect, PLLC & Photography © Elizabeth Felicella/Esto


Carnegie Hill Neighbors is a nonprofit neighborhood organization, 501 c 3 that preserves, protects, and advocates on behalf of Carnegie Hill and its residents.

6 firehouse num. 4 by matthew baird arch

"A playful combination of Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles... with a fire engine size arched entryway...and a dentiled peaked parapet"

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