Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

New York, New York
Interior Design
  • Adam Waszescik/ CPQ Custom Interiors, LLC
Builder
  • Tim Sattov/Modern Interior Home Renovation, Corp
Photographer
Location
  • New York, New York
  • Structure
  • Apartment
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 920
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • In New York, where real estate it at a premium residential design can benefit from flex space planning. In combining two small 450 square foot studio apartments, Lilian H Weinreich Architects creates a smart, flexible, efficient space that can easily adapt to numerous living, entertaining, and working scenarios. By purchasing 20 square foot of public hallway an easy free-flow circulation could be created.

    Large full-height translucent sliding panels feature prominently as both partition and connection, alternately offering option for interior volumetric possibilities with an emphasis on the passage of light to, from, and within the space. These panels glide on recessed tracks buried into strategically located dropped soffits housing hidden light coves adding volumetric drama to an otherwise monotonous space. A balance of natural and artificial light constantly modulate the interior ambiance.

    The apartment contains at its core an enlarged open loft-like kitchen and island counter—the heart of the space around which the other spaces adjust and converge. The entertainment / living / study areas can flex into three separate bedrooms with two full bathrooms and a laundry closet or a variety of other combinations. The entire apartment is designed without swing doors in order to not obstruct the flow nor the openness of space. The sliding doors to the master bathroom enable an otherwise non-compliant bathroom to be handicapped accessible by accommodating the required 5ft turning radius in the adjacent bedroom space. All closet doors throughout have a dual function both as room divider and closet door.

    Natural materials—including solid white ash flooring and a dramatic veined Venetian solid surface material wrap around countertops in the kitchen and master bath—provide touches of neutrals that contrast the apartment’s minimal color palette of whites. Large grey porcelain tiles ground the master and guest baths.

    Despite the modest budget and small scale of this interior renovation - a new level of refinement in minimalist spatial resolution using flex planning principles create dramatic results.

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    Modern home with Kitchen, Ceiling Lighting, White Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Engineered Quartz Counter, and Undermount Sink. Flex Space: View of Open kitchen and island counter (Sliding panels in open position) Photo  of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    Flex Space: View of Open kitchen and island counter (Sliding panels in open position)

    Modern home with Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Pendant Lighting, White Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, and Kitchen. Flex Space: View of Open kitchen and island counter (Sliding panels in semi-closed position) Photo 2 of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    Flex Space: View of Open kitchen and island counter (Sliding panels in semi-closed position)

    Modern home with Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Light Hardwood Floor, White Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Kitchen. Flex Space: View of Open kitchen and island counter (Sliding panels in closed position) Photo 3 of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    Flex Space: View of Open kitchen and island counter (Sliding panels in closed position)

    Modern home with White Cabinet, Engineered Quartz Counter, Undermount Sink, Kitchen, Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Range Hood, Microwave, Refrigerator, Wall Lighting, Range, Dishwasher, Metal Cabinet, and Stone Slab Backsplashe. View of open kitchen/dining area (front ground) with study/second bedroom (back ground)  Photo 4 of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    View of open kitchen/dining area (front ground) with study/second bedroom (back ground)

    Modern home with White Cabinet, Recessed Lighting, Refrigerator, Range, Range Hood, Microwave, Dishwasher, Bath Room, Porcelain Tile Floor, Wall Mount Sink, Open Shower, Alcove Tub, Wall Lighting, One Piece Toilet, and Porcelain Tile Wall. Second Full Bathroom Photo 5 of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    Second Full Bathroom

    Modern home with White Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Range Hood, Microwave, Refrigerator, Recessed Lighting, Range, Dishwasher, Wall Mount Sink, Alcove Tub, Open Shower, Wall Lighting, Porcelain Tile Wall, Sectional, Coffee Tables, Dining Room, Chair, Table, Stools, and Pendant Lighting. View of open dining area/kitchen counter (front ground) with Living Area/third bedroom (back ground)  Photo 6 of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    View of open dining area/kitchen counter (front ground) with Living Area/third bedroom (back ground)

    Modern home with Light Hardwood Floor, Microwave, White Cabinet, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Range, Dishwasher, Wall Mount Sink, Alcove Tub, Open Shower, Wall Lighting, Porcelain Tile Wall, Bedroom, Bed, and Night Stands. Master bedroom Photo 7 of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    Master bedroom

    Modern home with White Cabinet, Range Hood, Light Hardwood Floor, Refrigerator, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Alcove Tub, Open Shower, Wall Lighting, Porcelain Tile Wall, Bed, Storage, Wardrobe, Night Stands, Bath Room, Engineered Quartz Counter, Porcelain Tile Floor, Undermount Sink, and Ceiling Lighting. Master Bathroom Photo 8 of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    Master Bathroom

    Modern home with White Cabinet, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher, Range Hood, Range, Open Shower, Porcelain Tile Wall, Bed, Storage, Wardrobe, Night Stands, Engineered Quartz Counter, Porcelain Tile Floor, Undermount Sink, Enclosed Shower, Wall Lighting, Recessed Lighting, One Piece Toilet, and Bath Room. Master Bathroom showing the Laundry Closet Photo 9 of Studio Combination, Murray Hill, NY

    Master Bathroom showing the Laundry Closet