MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

New York, New York
Architect
  • Art_Bridge Architecture
  • Dawn Thompson
Interior Design
  • Michael Lillard
Builder
  • SPB Sokol Construction Inc
Location
  • New York, New York
  • The MB Residence design took shape much like thoughts and images fill the mind when traveling someplace new - things accumulated in juxtaposition, creating new perspectives. The clients’ love of travel, owning a luxury travel agency and having lived abroad for extended periods of time, plus having eclectic taste in home décor and all things extraordinary, became touchstones for the project. The design began with a meditation on the attributes of travel and eclecticism and how those attributes might inform the design process. The idea of rooms as destinations, each defined using different materials and form-work, was a way to infuse each space with a unique sense of place while creating surprises and refreshing the senses along the way.

    The design also mixes the ideas of contemporary open plan layouts with traditional room-by-room divisions of space, manipulating boundaries with sliding divider panels, LCD glass, changes in finishes and other devices to create complex spatial interplays. The resulting multi-mode rooms, home office/dining area, living room/guest bedroom, and open master suite/privitized master suite, not only can be quickly and easily converted from one use/mode to the next, but defy and pshchologically expand the physical limitations of the space itself. The client’s challenge from the start was, “to help them think about things differently” – a catch phrase now used by ABA to sum up a client-centric, innovative approach to design.

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    Floor Plan Photo  of MB Residence (Nearing Completion) modern home

    Floor Plan

    Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Living room looking North with room divider panels and stone entry beyond Photo 2 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Living room looking North with room divider panels and stone entry beyond

    Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Pendant Lighting. Stone entry ceiling with coffer and Gabriel Scott pendant light Photo 3 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Stone entry ceiling with coffer and Gabriel Scott pendant light

    Modern home with Living Room, Accent Lighting, Storage, and Ceiling Lighting. Stone entry niche with display and custom sculpted drawer face Photo 4 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Stone entry niche with display and custom sculpted drawer face

    Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Accent Lighting, and Recessed Lighting. Elongated living room looking East with room divider panels and terrace door beyond Photo 5 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Elongated living room looking East with room divider panels and terrace door beyond

    Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Accent Lighting. Ceiling over East end of elongated living room Photo 6 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Ceiling over East end of elongated living room

    Modern home with Bath Room, Metal Counter, Laminate Counter, Tile Counter, Marble Counter, Stone Counter, Porcelain Tile Floor, Vessel Sink, Wall Mount Sink, Open Shower, Corner Shower, Ceiling Lighting, Drop In Tub, Wall Lighting, Accent Lighting, Marble Wall, Recessed Lighting, and Stone Tile Wall. Guest bathroom with marble walls, mirrored tub face, and natural stone lavatory Photo 7 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Guest bathroom with marble walls, mirrored tub face, and natural stone lavatory

    Modern home with Bedroom and Storage. Close-up of Shou Sugi Ban charred wood cladding on walk-in closet in master bedroom Photo 8 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Close-up of Shou Sugi Ban charred wood cladding on walk-in closet in master bedroom

    Modern home with Bath Room, Engineered Quartz Counter, Porcelain Tile Floor, Undermount Sink, Full Shower, Ceiling Lighting, Open Shower, Recessed Lighting, Ceramic Tile Wall, and Accent Lighting. Master bathroom with Shou Sugi Ban charred wood cladding wrapping walk-in closet into lavatory area with LCD glass wall separating bathroom and bedroom Photo 9 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Master bathroom with Shou Sugi Ban charred wood cladding wrapping walk-in closet into lavatory area with LCD glass wall separating bathroom and bedroom

    Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Storage, Desk, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Porcelain Tile Floor. Kitchen looking toward multi-mode home office/dining area with built-in walnut cabinets and custom desk/table Photo 10 of MB Residence (Nearing Completion)

    Kitchen looking toward multi-mode home office/dining area with built-in walnut cabinets and custom desk/table

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