Recent condominium developments have enlivened Soho’s skyline, but their interior details do not always inspire. Our approach to this renovation is as much a process of subtraction as addition. A slum of ceiling access panels, smoke detectors, and grilles are reorganized into harmonious planes. Newly-invisible door hinges keep the focus upon dual-tinish levers. Bleached walnut panels, matching the existing kitchen, line the Foyer and wrap into adjacent spaces.
In the Living and Dining Area, curvilinear furniture establishes welcoming zones within a challenging trapezoidal space. A textured plaster enclosure above a new fireplace conceals a television. Two bedrooms were converted to home offices for the high-profile professional couple that commissioned the project. One contains a daybed for visiting grandchildren. The other is festooned with a guitar collection. Dusky grass-cloth in the Primary Bedroom offers a moody contrast to the bright public spaces. Just past the front entry, a tokonoma-like Powder Room concentrates the aesthetic currents of the apartment into a diminutive Gesamtkunstwerk.