New York, New York
Completion Date: March 2009
Program: A 1,417-square-foot, two-bedroom corner apartment in a coop building on Central Park West.
Design concept and solution: With the concept of modern comfort in mind, the architects stripped the apartment down to the studs and built it back up with new drywall, flooring, fixtures, and finishes. To turn the main space—which contains both the living room and the dining area—into a cozy respite from the city below, West Chin redid the fireplace wall in statuary bronze panels and added neutral curtains. The architects chose rift-cut dark-stained white oak panels for the floors (save for the master and guest bathrooms, which use statuary marble slabs and honed limestone slabs, respectively). On the other side of the living room, the dining area is defined by a floating wall that softly curves up and partway over the ceiling, like a kind of minimalist overhang. The kitchen is sleek but laid back, with Italian, gray polyester-finished cabinets and drawers, and white solid surface countertops to add polish.
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Interior Decorators: Roseann Repetti & Kristen Furman
Kitchen Contractor: Boffi
CAD system, project management, or other software used: AutoCad
Pulls: FTF Design Studio, Inc.
Wallcoverings: Statuary Marble Slab Wall
Paneling: Dark Statuary Bronze wall panels
Floor and wall tile:
Rugs: Media room, Gyaba Plain Silk/Wool Tweed Gunmetal Rug by Odegard
Controls: Lutron Grafik Eye & Maestro controls