West End Avenue Apartment

A great design can make something out of nothing.  Take this West End Avenue apartment, for example.  We added a powder room, a laundry room, and a home office, all without sacrificing a single room of the old unit.  On top of that, we also increased storage and open space.  It’s all about the layout.  In the foyer, new coat closets flank an alcove bench for removing shoes.  Activating the center hall, metallic barn doors slide along a long shared track.  Across from these, a room-dividing bookshelf glows with translucent panels.  Seamless ash kitchen cabinets smooth out the once lumpy room.  And lastly, new acoustically-isolated bamboo floors unify the various rooms into a consonant whole.

photos: Jason Schmidt