This project in New York, was to overhaul a dated apartment and create a bright and more spacious feeling living space, making the most of views to Central Park and 56th Street.
Improving the flow of space and increasing light levels was part of the brief. This was achieved by removing the existing internalised kitchen which was a cramped dark space by amalgamating it into the living space. A Snaidero customised kitchen was designed around services which could not be moved. Now, the kitchen island has views to Central Park. Another dividing wall between two rooms was removed and replaced with a folding screen wall to make the most of the exceptional views. In the master bedroom, new wardrobes by Polyform have a reflective quality and the ensuite feels airy with doors that are glazed but orientated to ensure privacy. Walls don’t touch the ceiling with clerestorey glass above eye level. We specified all the lighting and materials, many with a textural quality, and selected specific slabs of natural stone used throughout the project. Recessed lighting was by Flos with additional fittings by Moooi & Foscarini. We also specified all furniture, photography from Enda Kavanagh and commissioned artwork from Peter Monaghan.