Transforming a historic home into a modern, livable space is no easy task; too often, homes that are a century (or more) old are either gutted to the point of banality or have a little too much of that vintage character. 

But the beguiling townhouse at 41 Barrow Street, suffers from neither issue; the Federal-style three-bedroom home, which dates back to 1828, was impeccably renovated, with plenty of original details, wide-plank wooden floors, over sized fireplace mantels, wooden beams on the ceilings, but enough modern spectacular new additions, including an airy solarium on the parlor level that overlooks the back patio, custom cabinetry and creative wallpaper décor.