Project: 11th Ave Condo
Project Description: 2600 sq. ft. interior remodel
Project Criteria: Remodel general layout of condo to create a corridor that connected all bedrooms, positioning of ‘portals’ to create a sequential visual axis through condo, renovation of kitchen, Powder Room and Master Bathroom and new finishes throughout.
Design Concept: ‘MOMA’ meets NYC prewar apartment’. Eclectic, Contemporary, elegant, creative.
Design Solution: The original layout required going through the Dining Room, into the Family Room and then into the Master Bedroom Suite. By narrowing a second Bedroom and adding a corridor to the Master Suite, all the rooms were now accessed from a corridor, rather than through other rooms. A series of large contemporary ‘Portals’ were added to define the entries and exits from the public Living, Entry, Dining and Library Rooms. This created a sharp contemporary contrast to the traditional existing structure, as well as forced a strong axial outlook from one end of the apartment to the other end, giving it the illusion of going on forever. The Living Room, which was in the darkest area of the home, was paneled and painted a dark complex black, in contrast to the soft putty grays of
the adjacent rooms. The constant play of contemporary forms against the traditional aesthetic of the condo and the use of starkly contrasting color, created a dramatic, eclectic, Elegant background in which the artwork, furniture and accessories could be featured.