“The vibe feels cozy even though the living room is quite grand,” Adler says. He made the room divider out of concrete and integrated the sofa with the step. Lee Jofa fabric covers the dining chairs and the pendants are vintage.
By the time Gray Organschi saw the church-turned residence their clients had selected, it had already been gutted. The residents had wanted to take it down to its ribs to prevent future surprises, so the architects could see exactly what they would be working with. The interior design was “meant to work as a counterpoint to the very simple, dignified, historic building” that serves as its envelope, Gray says, to be distinctly and absolutely “other.”