At 20’-wide, 224 West 22nd Street provides an unrestricted architectural design opportunity for a townhouse expansion with approved plans and construction ready.
Acclaimed architect ODA has designed a 7,620 square foot, classic/contemporary six floor mansion (20’ x 63.5’ on all floors) with a 30’-deep south-facing tiered garden that abuts other private residences. The plans modify the existing structure into five bedrooms, six full baths and 4 half baths, a dramatic 22’ tall double-height parlor floor along with gracious ceilings heights on all other levels, an elevator and dumbwaiter which service all levels. And a fully excavated cellar for amenity use with sauna, gym, theatre and recreation room. The outfitted roof features an oversized skylight above the main stairwell which bathes the core in natural light. The deck includes an elevated spa area with plunge pool/Jacuzzi looking south over other low-rise townhouses, a lounge area and barbecue.
The front façade, traditional in style, recreates a high stoop similar to the neighboring homes, and the rear façade transitions into a modern design with full height windows and doors on the entertaining floors and oversized bedroom windows allowing an abundance of light.