"Understated grandeur" comes to mind when touring this fully renovated townhouse in NYC's West Village neighborhood. After selling off a company for over $600M, British tech entrepreneur, Jos White, and his wife, Annabel, traded their Manhattan loft for this six-story townhouse, which, over three years, was stripped back and reassembled by local architect Basil Walter. Among the changes were a sculptural oval staircase that replaced the original zig-zag one, a 125-square-foot rooftop home office (a first on the block), and two new terraces.
The interiors, a collaboration between Annabel and the interior design duo Poonam Khanna and Sarah Russell, mixes sophistication with playfulness. There are plenty of amusing rugs and tapestry—Annabel is the former director of a designer rug company —and whimsical touches, including a disco ball in the main bathroom and a dining booth with neon lights spelling out "All you need is love" hovering above. House & Garden has the full story and tour.
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