East End Avenue Residence
New York, New York

A rigorous design effort went into condensing the mechanical system, lighting, shading devices, wiring, sprinklers and plumbing into ancillary spaces maintaining maximum height and openness throughout this 3,600 square foot residence. Materials and finishes were selected to reinforce the sense of expansiveness and to provide a muted background to the magnificent panoramic views of the city outside. Architectural details were designed to minimize visual clutter thereby allowing art work inside and the views outside to become the visual focus. A layering of subtle textures such as the pitted fireplace limestone, blackened steel fire box or the wire brushed bleached oak floor allows this otherwise minimal interior to have a rich, tactile dimension. Work on the 1,700 square foot terrace will begin next year.