9-1/2 Jane is a unique house in Greenwich Village, located at the interior of a block behind a larger townhouse. One enters through a garden gate on Jane Street and passes through the garden to reach the house itself. The small floor plate called for a simple plan, with an open stair connecting all four floors and the roof deck. Bright, smooth surfaces are used throughout to diffuse light deep into the interior spaces. A sunken courtyard was created in the front of the building to allow the kitchen/dining room to open up to an exterior garden.

Photography: ©Kevin Chu/KCJP