The homeowner acquired this property while the building was being repurposed from a long-abandoned church to a condominium. The apartment presented unique opportunities untypical for New York City living quarters with a sprawling layout, high ceilings, gothic windows, and access to ground floor yards. Our goal was to connect the disjointed spaces, creating a flow that would accomodate the daily lives of this young family.
Millwork and wall treatments play a large role to define and connect spaces. The main common areas are joined with an open plan, but the kitchen is set apart with subtle cerused oak cabinets. A portal through this cabinetry leads to a secluded dining room, made more intimate with a rich grasscloth wallpaper. A similar connection is made from the living room to the master suite, where a perforated screen through a double sided bookcase and desk allows mom to keep a watchful eye while working from home. The two children are given their own domain at the opposite end of the apartment, sharing a bedroom, playroom, and bathroom discreetly separated from the rest of the home.
This project was featured in the Wall Street Journal