Gilsey House rooftop penthouse interior dining room and kitchen.

A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs

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The minimalist, open kitchen was built into freestanding millwork walls. Valgora strove to layer design elements from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. "Old growth wooden beams and angled timber columns from 1869 are exposed with riveted steel columns and tangles of pipes and infrastructure from the 1920s conversion to a factory," he points out. A modular On the Rocks sofa by designer Francesco Binfare breaks up the space and transitions into the living room.