Jonathan Barnes
Architecture & Design


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The Townhaus

The Townhaus is a high-end residential townhouse project located in a historic, urban neighborhood of Columbus near downtown and adjacent to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a major employer of the area. 

Columbus, Ohio | 2019

The Townhaus is an infill residential condominium project located on a previously vacant property in the historic, dense, urban neighborhood of Schumacher Place on Columbus’ south side. This project is an affirmative response to the organic range of architectural typologies, scales and materials in this historic urban context with references to the 1 story brick cottages across the street, the adjacent 2 story stucco residences and the small scale historic commercial buildings with industrial sash windows nearby. The formal rhythm of its massing is intentionally syncopated and irregular – a complex interpretation of these simple urban residential typologies. 

Two buildings of five attached homes each (totaling ten townhomes) are sited to hold the urban street edges with a buffer of green space along the perimeter and an interior auto court hidden from public view. The main volumes and the recessed entries alternate with painted brick and stucco. Open 2nd and 3rd floor roof decks with downtown views are located at the rear of the units. The masonry and metal roofing and window details are minimalist interpretations of the historical standards.

The simple floor plans include ground floor kitchen and living areas with 2 car garages and upper floor bedrooms and roof decks, all connected with an open, straight-run stair hall.