Located on 79th Street on the Upper East Side, this two bedroom and two bathroom pied-à-terre was reimagined to best fit the family's multifaceted needs while simultaneously amplifying the presence of daylight. The second bedroom became a flexible space that can alternatively act as a library, study or guest room.
Inspired by the fluid circulation of a traditional french enfilade, the architects opened up the floor plan to enhance the flow by enabling multiple paths throughout the home. The strategy also brings daylight further into the apartment so that every room has a visual connection to the exterior. Extreme care was given to the finishes of the apartment, with luxurious and understated details to give it that unique sense of homeliness.
The architects collaborated with Suzanne Rheinstein for the interior design. Intimate spaces were planned to catch the best views of Central Park towards the West and onto the dynamic Midtown skyline to the South. The juxtaposition of minimal architecture and antique furniture pieces reflects the clients' varied interests, creating a dialogue between styles along the home.