The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) recently approved the design and construction of a five-story single-family townhouse at 110 West 88th Street in the Central Park West Historic District on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Designed by DXA Studio, the structure will comprise 4,778 square feet. In January, the LPC reviewed and preliminarily rejected the proposals and instructed the architect to revisit the coloration of the structure’s limestone façade, cornice details, fenestration, and spandrel proportions.
The design team responded to each of the LPC’s critiques and successfully achieved a certificate of appropriateness. The most noticeable modification to the façade is a warmer toned travertine panels with exaggerated striations.
The team also increased the height of the hopper windows that will now be more in line with the one-over-one openings of the surrounding properties, added newly designed stone cornices for increased depth and shadows, increased the overall frame and thinned out slat screens, and increased pediment area.
No groundbreaking date has been announced.