Greenwich Village Townhouse: Kitchen Photo: © Peter Aaron / Esto
Murphy Burnham and Buttrick Architects is a New York City based architecture and interior design firm. Our partners, Mary Burnham and Jeffrey Murphy bring clients a wealth of experience in residential, institutional and commercial architecture.
Our office is structured to provide clients with both the attention and design focus usually associated with small firms, as well as the services, technical expertise and production capabilities of large firms. We bring a commitment to exceptional design with a distinct, modern perspective.
Sustainability is among the important issues facing our world today. Our staff includes LEED Accredited professionals and our firm is committed to sustainable design. In our view, sustainability is not necessarily an aesthetic but simply another design criterion to be seamlessly integrated into our work.
We seek design opportunities that will improve the experience of every human activity, whether it takes place in the home, at work, school, or in any other setting. Design is a process of discovery in which the inherent structure, material beauty, and inevitable use of a space is realized.
The design of the buildings and spaces we inhabit has a profound effect on our lives; Architecture is the setting for life.
Island House: 3,300 s.f. house incorporates numerous green components such as green roofs, solar and PV panels, ICF concrete wall construction, recycled materials and sophisticated glazing systems
Greenwich Village Townhouse: Media Room: A skylight opens up the interior of a media room, an extension of the master suite. A leather rug and white sycamore wood panels allow the space to remain light while maintaining a sense of warmth. Photo: © Peter Aaron/ Esto
Greenwich Village Townhouse: Interior Stair: A maple stair extension, with a custom curved glass guard rail, leads to the townhouse penthouse where a Le Corbusier chair sits atop the landing and Inge Mauer light fixture hangs above. Photo: © Peter Aaron / Esto
Greenwich Village Townhouse: Children’s Bathroom: White Thassos floor meets custom back painted glass panels for a children’s bathroom in a townhouse. Photo: © Peter Aaron/ Esto
Fifth Avenue Loft: Master Bedroom and Bath: A corner of the master bedroom peers into the master bathroom. Pietra Cardosa stone and glass comprise the custom millwork outside separating the two spaces and forming a bedside table. The architects pulled program elements away from the outer walls for maximum daylight exposure. Photo: © Peter Aaron / Esto
Fifth Avenue Loft: Entry: Custom bamboo cabinetry at the apartment’s entry leads the visitor into the main living spaces. Special consideration was given to lighting, which is built into casework and guides the hallways with multiple sources in coves and ceilings. Photo: © Peter Aaron / Esto
West 11th Street Townhouse: Kitchen: The kitchen and dining area on the ground floor of a townhouse opens up to the outside with the maximum amount of glass used to bring in daylight to this frequently used space. Maple cabinets and English soapstone and stainless steel counters pull this adaptable space together which accommodates many different of seating. Photo: © Peter Aaron / Esto
West 11th Street Townhouse: Urban Garden: An urban garden is comprised of Jerusalem stone pavers, a custom glazed lava stone fountain and Ipe fencing and built-in benches. Photo: © William Winters
Peninsula House: Kitchen and Living Space: Custom built cabinets with glass inset panels, limestone countertops and Douglas Fir floors bring together this 1,000 s.f. weekend country home for a family of four in Fishers Island, NY. Photo: Murphy Burnham & Buttrick
Weekend Residence: Entry: Simplicity dictates the vernacular for this country residence. The design integrates exposed radiators and Douglas Fir floors and inset ceiling at the entry. Photo: © William Winters