The open shelving reaches to the apartment’s 13-foot ceilings, bringing the eye’s attention upwards. Built-in furniture, like the desk Bart works at, was designed throughout the apartment. The couple imagine the desk will be taken over by their children once they’re old enough to do homework. “The design of the space allows us to spend time together, even when we’re doing different things,” Bart says, of the open floor plan.  Photo 5 of 7 in Luminous Apartment in a Historic NYC Building