The apartment retained much of the historic character of its origins as a clock manufacturing company, including exposed masonry, wood beams, and high ceilings, but had been previously built out in a way that separated and confined the interior spaces too much. We sought to enhance the loft-like feel by opening up the first floor of the duplex to better connect the living spaces with a more streamlined design. We brightened the materials and brought natural light further into the space by removing partitions, lightening the floors, creating an open stair rail, and designing custom white cabinetry and below-stair millwork. As a contrast to the newly light and bright space, the kitchen features a bold patterned marble terrazzo slab wall and dark charcoal cabinets with natural white oak shelves between.
Brooklyn, New York
Completed Fall 2018.