Carnegie Hill Apartment

A knot of windowless hallways took up a third of this prewar apartment.  Moreover, one of these halls contained the apartment’s only fireplace.  So by simply removing the wall between the dark hall and the windows, the New York architects created a big sunny living/dining room.  And they relocated the kitchen from the far end of a dark hall to the heart of the apartment.  They screened the kitchen behind a translucent glass partition. The new layout enlarges the living and entertaining spaces while filling them with natural light.

photos: Catherine Tighe