A thoroughly transformed prewar Park Avenue apartment for a young and fun-loving family. Located in a distinguished Carnegie Hill co-op building, the 3,000 sf apartment has been reimagined for contemporary family life while retaining its original gracious formality. Throughout the project, emphasis is placed on maximizing natural light and a feeling of airiness. A warren of service rooms and storage spaces have been consolidated, creating a generous kitchen suitable as both the center of family life, and a nerve center for family life. The space is buffered from formal dining and living room spaces with a luminous brass and white oak pantry and bar, and screened from laundry and service spaces with an etched glass partition integrated into a graphic black marble counter.
The kitchen has been designed to be flooded with light despite its location in an otherwise sunlight-challenged interior courtyard. The careful use of metal accents, high contrast materials, and translucent and reflective surfaces create a lively and bright interior. Custom metal and glass sliding screens in newly enlarged openings link formal living and dining spaces.
Interiors throughout are a playful, graphic, and colorful mix custom and curated furniture, lighting, and artwork. MKCA is responsible for both architecture and interior design. In progress with anticipated completion in Spring, 2017.