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New York City's Greenwich Village became famous as an urban "bohemia" in the mid-20th century, but today the neighborhood has largely been transformed. The once dilapidated brick walkups that lured artists to the neighborhood have been purchased and renovated by developers and families attracted to Village's history.
Seeing potential in an old industrial building on Perry Street, Tang Kawasaki Studio converted a 1,600-square-foot space into an apartment that gives renters a modern lifestyle while preserving the area's rich architectural legacy.
Instead of starting from scratch, Tang Kawasaki Studio maintained the existing structure's charming features. The preserved brick ceiling was offset by bleaching and desaturating existing white oak floors. Below teak casement windows by Zeluck, perforated white walls by Coverings Etc were installed around outdated radiators and storage units to still maintain function while concealing from view.
Throughout the apartment, globe-like pendant and floor lamps by Flos draw lighting deeper into the space while accentuating the warm character of the washed walls.
No New York City modernization would be complete without the amenities of an upgraded bathroom. Dornbracht provided an updated shower and bathtub and minimalist faucets lining the walls.
Tang Kawasaki Studio's simple, yet attractive design outfits tenants with a contemporary lifestyle, without having to break new ground on construction in a historic neighborhood.