Upper West Side Apartment
Project Architects: Jihyun Oh
Interior design: Jane Krupp Ltd.
Construction Manager: Jimmy Sverdlin
Photography: Sasha Soboleva
Coffered ceilings were introduced into an apartment on a bedroom floor of a former very grand double townhouse to increase the total height to what would have been expected on a parlor floor, taking advantage of unusual steel beam and slab framing discovered during the initial probes. Taking a cue from the original house’s windows, the kitchen became translucent, open or closed depending on where one was in the living area, its corner eroded by the desire to maximize the living and dining room’s perceived dimensions.