Two small apartments on the 20th floor of a 1950s building were combined to create a pied-a-terre for an academic who travels frequently. Our client’s desire for a flowing space that would take advantage of open views to the east, south and west was complicated by the cluster of structural columns and building utility risers at the center of the plan. We completely reorganized the space around a long entrance gallery to create access to the views from the major rooms. The detailing of the spaces is modern and minimal, with a material palette that includes bamboo floors, grey-green-stained anigre millwork, white plaster walls, and dark grey stone counters.

Photography by Albert Vecerka | ESTO