This renovation of an historic manufacturing space, comprised a Ground Floor and lower Garden Level duplex in a converted apartment building in downtown Manhattan. The gut renovation-for two 20-something brothers-was intended to be a way to provide separation and connection all at the same time, while opening up the oddly-shaped floor plans as much as possible. The existing live/work space was modified to residential use only- with each brother occupying one floor- and with each needing a Kitchenette and Bath. The scope entailed an entire reconfiguration of both floors and rebuilding of the existing stair, as well as updates to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and lighting throughout. The existing two-story internal atrium was re-designed with a full-height steel and glass window at the upper floor and new decorative lighting in order to help connect the two floors visually, while simultaneously allowing natural light and air to penetrate the apartment. Additionally, site-lines within the apartment were maximized by allowing the entry at the stair landing to be open visually to both floors- mitigating the somewhat cramped and darker feeling of the apartment interior.
Photography by Brett Beyer Photography
Interiors by LWA & Tyler Cohen