Modernity meets tradition in the renovation of a 1,600 square foot residence within a classic 1930’s building originally designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon (architects for the Empire State Building).
The existing building included dumbwaiters linked to a central kitchen and maid’s service. The building’s kitchen is long gone and contemporary living priorities have replaced the enclosed service kitchen and maids’ bath with a larger kitchen that opens out to a living and dining area. The renovation emphasizes an abundance of natural light and the layout affords cross ventilation, and sweeping views of the Hudson River. The design utilizes a spine of custom cabinetry to create a unified aesthetic throughout the apartment, and allows rooms to open to each other in a controlled fashion while increasing storage capacity substantially. This quietly modern aesthetic is set against the building’s traditional detailing and overall ambiance, accentuating the best of both.
BKSK in collaboration with Alexander Architecture, PLLC.
Photos by Susan Fisher Photography