The double-height apartments in Manhattan’s West 60s, originally built for artists, are some of New York’s most coveted residences. In this renovation and reconfiguration of one such apartment, interior walls were removed and the staircase was repositioned to wrap around the living room, to enhance a sense of openness and maximize the reach of the northern light from the double-height window wall. The new configuration allowed for the creation of an entrance foyer and uncomplicated access to a studio-workroom adjacent to the kitchen. The kitchen and dining areas were relocated on the street side of the apartment, allowing the living room to feel completely private and removed from the city.

Photography by Peter Aaron