As diverse and vibrant as NYC’s inhabitants, architecture in New York inspires with its creativity, ingenuity, and unmistakable style. This beautiful state has it all: bustling urban areas and one of the most beloved cities in the world, snow-peaked mountains with ski trails, tranquil lakes, rushing rivers, coastal areas, and pastoral countryside landscapes. So it comes as no surprise that the architectural projects we’ve featured on this page are equally varied. Here you can discover everything from Manhattan loft renovations and coastal retreats to modern farmhouses. Regardless of location, all of these projects are spectacular.
What could be more representative of architecture in New York than a Brooklyn brownstone townhouse or a Manhattan loft? Here you can read more about some of these inspiring projects. Located in a brownstone building that dates back to 1895, an apartment transformed into a sophisticated living space that still preserves some of its original features. In an inspiring adaptive-reuse project, an architecture studio converted a former masonry factory into offices, retail areas, and creative studios. For a Beaux-Arts style apartment from the 1860s, another talented team modernized and opened up the interiors. This home now features a blend of contemporary and industrial elements with white walls that become a gallery space for the clients’ large art collection.
Naturally, these examples of architecture in New York include weekend retreats and permanent homes nestled in nature. On this page, you can read more about modern farmhouses that celebrate vernacular architecture; sleek, coastal retreats that open to ocean views; wood-clad, monolithic volumes that create a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces; and a lake house completed with a dark material palette that puts the focus on the vibrancy of the surrounding landscape.