10 W 66th Street
Architecture, Interior Design —
This project involved the gut renovation of a 1,275 square foot apartment with stunning views of Central Park. Originally a two-bedroom apartment, we redesigned the space to be a one-bedroom apartment with a larger living space and an office to suit our client’s needs.
The design focused on maximizing the light and views and enhancing the proportions of the space with carefully chosen textures and materials. Clad in a sculptural paper surface that that offers acoustic properties, the entry foyer immediately establishes the feeling of calm that carries over throughout the space. The paper wall evokes the solidity and richness of stone with the soft texture of paper, while its floor to ceiling vertical ruts subtly enhance the height of the space. The open living, dining and kitchen areas are all oriented towards the apartment’s spectacular views. The newly open kitchen is centered around a sculptural stone block that hides the cooktop and provides storage and seating, while a long comfortable banquette is set up at the windows on the park as a conversational space with a view.
To maximize ceiling height, we chose innovative lighting that fits in the depth of the ceiling finish and creates architectural parentheses that help to define the separate uses of the large open space.
Rich materials, soft textures and minimal detailing combine with this residence’s spectacular views of trees and sky to create a tranquil and soothing Zen-like retreat.