New York, New York

Owner: Private

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.


Cost: Private


Owner: Private

West Chin Architect
137 Fifth Avenue, Penthouse
New York, NY  10010
P:  212.242.4945
F:  212.242.9403

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Architect of record: West Chin, AIA
Interior designer: Interior Architects: Carla Lanas & Tonia Capuana

Interior Decorators: Roseann Repetti & Kristen Furman
Engineer(s):  Mottola Rini Engineers
Other: AV Contractor: Electronic Lifestyles LLC

Kitchen Contractor:  Boffi
General contractor: Miro Balac, Inc.
Joshua McHugh

CAD system, project management, or other software used: AutoCad



Locksets: Accurate Hardware

Hinges: Soss & Rixson

Pulls: FTF Design Studio, Inc.

Interior finishes
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Rift Cut White Oak Full Height TV Cabinet Stained Espresso & White Matte Lacquer Wall Mounted Credenza by FTF Design Studio, Inc.
Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore Super White

Wallcoverings: Statuary Marble Slab Wall 

Paneling:  Dark Statuary Bronze wall panels

Floor and wall tile: 
Rift Cut White Oak Wood Flooring with Dark Espresso Stain; Master Bathroom Statuary Marble stone slab flooring & Mutina Teknomosaico Ceramic Wall Tile; Guest Bathroom Limestone Slab Flooring & Mutina Teknomosaico Ceramic Wall Tile

Rugs:  Media room, Gyaba Plain Silk/Wool Tweed Gunmetal Rug by Odegard

Dining room, TG10 chairs by “Gratz Archive” from, “Karkula”
Living Area, PK22 Lounge Chair by “Fritz Hansen” 
Master Bedroom, Saarinen Womb Lounge chair and ottoman by “Knoll”, from “Offices Limited, Inc.”
Office area, Eames Aluminum Group Management chair by “Herman Miller”, from “Design Within Reach” 

Dining room, Slim dining table by Arco, from “M2L, Inc.”
Living area, Gong side table by “Cappellini New York”(graphite round pedestal table)
Living area, PK71 Nesting tables by “Fritz Hansen”
Master Bedroom, Family Lounge tables by “Living Divani”, from “By New York” (bedside tables)
Media Room, Jane coffee table by “FTF Design Studio, inc.”

Upholstered Furniture:
Living area, Ile Club sofa by “Living Divani”, from “By New York”
Master Bedroom, Softwall bed by “Living Divani”, from “By New York”
Media room, Lowland sofa by “Moroso SPA”

Other furniture:
Dining Room, CPW Wall-Mounted Credenza by “FTF Design Studio, Inc.”
Master Bedroom, Porro Modern System by “Porro”, from “By New York” (Low grey drawer unit under window)
Contact info for FTF Design Studio, Inc.:
137 Fifth Avenue, Penthouse
New York, NY 10010
T: 212.925.0847
Interior ambient lighting: 
Starfire strip lights
Dining Room, 2097-30 Pendant fixture by “Flos USA”

Downlights: Lightolier

Controls: Lutron Grafik Eye & Maestro controls
Boffi sinks
Vola Faucets & Controls
Duravit Wall Mounted Stark 3 Toilets
Boffi Rain Showerhead
FTF Design Studio, Inc. Towel Bars