Manhattan Gets its Second Passive House


This Passive House proves, yet again, that you can combine the restoration of a historic townhouse with incredible building quality and performance. This Upper West Side renovation located at 53st West 71st street  defies the skepticism surrounding Passive House by including features that have often been considered necessary sacrifices in order to create a sealed, climate-controlled home. These features include an elevator that goes to 6 floors including the fully finished roof deck, as well as, an externally ventilated 6-burner gas range in the kitchen. Natural light filters down to every floor through a skylight above a large central stair. The garden level kitchen and parlor level living spaces are connected through double height space with large floor to ceiling windows. The townhouse has 4 separate outdoor spaces including the rear yard, a roof deck, and 2 private terraces, one of which is situated off the master suite which makes up the entire third floor. The renovation included the re-installation of the historic front stoop, door, and detailing. Collaboration is the main driver behind Baxt Ingui’s Passive House process and we would like to thank all those involved in making this a success.

The townhouse is currently on the market and more pictures and information can be found on the Vanderberg The Townhouse Experts website.