Prior to renovation, the 1904 Beaux Arts townhouse was 25' wide and in original estate condition. The first floor was a doctor’s office, while the upper floors were divided into two approximately 4,000 square foot residences. Long ago walled off, the main staircase no longer brought light, life, and connectivity to the home. The central concept of this large-scale renovation was to return the interior to its open plan, creating a new elliptical sculptural staircase, fabricated of plate-polished aluminum to reflect light into the depths of this central space. At the topmost level, the eclipse turns to a spiral, looping back over the void below for a dramatic effect.