We completed construction of a renovation combining two small apartments into a gracious, functional duplex home for the client.
The new plan for the lower level is an open loft-like living space combining a kitchen, living room and dining room. A family room that also serves as a guest bedroom is separated by two large pocket doors. On the upper level there are three bedrooms including a large master bedroom and bath suite. A new, minimalist steel stair connects the two levels. The stair is composed of a folded steel surface with simple wood treads and a delicate steel handrail.
A conscious decision was made to limit the pallet of materials so that the unique beauty of each material will stand out and provide the client with a sumptuous, yet visually understandable interior space.
Location: New York, USA
Architects: Studio ST Architects, Esther Spertber, Chris Becker
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
Contractor: I J Universal
Client: Name Withheld
Project area: 2000 sqft
Project year: 2006
Photographyer: Bilyana Dimitrova