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The 10 Dreamiest Townhouse Extensions on Pinterest

The ultimate in urbanite exteriors porn.

If Pinterest has taught us one thing, it's to dream big. And for many a city dweller (like your dearest Lonny editors), that bigness comes in the form of a comparatively sprawling urban townhouse to replace our shoebox apartments. While certainly far from suburban McMansions or, hell, actual mansions, in square footage, the idea of having a staircase (gasp!) and a little walled garden (sigh) are fantasy enough.

London townhouse by Daniel Lee via Remodelista. 
London townhouse by Daniel Lee via Remodelista. 
Rory Gardiner

Though, if you're feeling extra daring and your hopes aren't quite high enough as it is, might we suggest you slide into the fantastical world of townhouse extensions. From glass-and-steel-framed sun rooms to rooftop cabanas to subterranean, sky-lighted studios, these spaces seem almost like an urban myth. Lucky, we're here to lead you down the rabbit hole into those hidden back yards to sneak a peek. Keep scrolling to see 10 of the coolest modified row houses on the web. 

1. (Above) A glassy London townhouse with a stealthy underground element by Daniel Lee via Remodelista. (See the pin.)

New York home of Marcus Nispel via Loft Life. 
New York home of Marcus Nispel via Loft Life. 
Francesca Giovanelli

2. An open-air living space hidden atop Marcus Nispel's New York City pad via Sous Style. (See the pin.)

Cumberland Street townhouse by Elizabeth Roberts of Ensemble Architecture. 
Cumberland Street townhouse by Elizabeth Roberts of Ensemble Architecture. 

3. A refined double-height dining situation by Elizabeth Roberts in Brooklyn. (See the pin.)

Cobble Hill townhouse by Fernlund + Logan via Pinterest. 
Cobble Hill townhouse by Fernlund + Logan via Pinterest. 
Christopher Sturman and Keetja Allard

4. Greenhouse vibes and floor-to-ceiling windows in Cobble Hill by Fernlund + Logan Architects. (See the pin.)

Chelsea townhouse in London by Moxon Architects via Huh Magazine. 
Chelsea townhouse in London by Moxon Architects via Huh Magazine. 
via Moxon Architects

5. Moxon Architect's minimalist dream in London's Chelsea via Huh Magazine. (See the pin.)

Bauhaus in Kensington by Gumuchdjian Architects via SFgirlbybay. 
Bauhaus in Kensington by Gumuchdjian Architects via SFgirlbybay. 
Luke White

6. A Bauhaus, solarium-meets-office extension in Kensington via SFgirlbybay. (See the pin.)

Manhattan townhouse by Archi-Tectonics via Pinterest. 
Manhattan townhouse by Archi-Tectonics via Pinterest. 
Richard Powers

7. An NYC fashion designer's treehouse-like town home by Archi-Tectonics. (See the pin.)

Townhouse by Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners via ArchDaily.
 
Townhouse by Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners via ArchDaily.  
Scott Frances

8. Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partner's opened house via Arch Daily. (See the pin.)

Chelsea townhouse by Julian King Architect. 
Chelsea townhouse by Julian King Architect. 
Bruce Buck for the New York Times

9. A 19th-century townhouse with a masterfully minimal backyard by Julian King via The New York Times. (See the Pin.)

A Monte Carlo pied-a-terre by Timothy Whealon via Architectural Digest. 
A Monte Carlo pied-a-terre by Timothy Whealon via Architectural Digest. 
Simon Watson

10. Designer Timothy Whealon's Monte Carlo solarium via Architectural Digest. (See the Pin.)

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