White on White Apartment

New York, New York
Location
  • New York, New York
  • Square Feet
  • 550
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • My client purchased this apartment which had a haphazard interior but spectacular light and views of Wall Street and the East River. The unit is on the 28th floor in a converted Landmark office building where Teddy Roosevelt once worked. In addition to being piled high with boxes, it had a challenging L shaped layout with an entrance that opened directly into the kitchen.

    A colleague referred me to him and we hit it off right away. He shared with me how his daily life is hectic and scattered. He desired this home to be a sanctuary from the intensity of city life.

    Our challenge was to design a tranquil space with an expanded kitchen, storage, and a bathroom large enough for a soaking tub, all within the 580 square foot confines of the apartment.

    We limited the palette to rich, wide plank wood flooring throughout the apartment, including the bathroom, with all-white walls, cabinets, and backsplashes. A wide sliding bedroom door brings natural light deep into the kitchen and bathroom. Floor to ceiling white cabinetry in the living room concealed his storage while insulating sound between his and the neighboring apartment.

    His restorative end of day soaks in the tub were freed from the visual barrage of bathroom clutter. A wall to wall medicine cabinet organized all toiletries behind its up-sliding mirror. We sourced a sculptural Japanese style toilet for both it's function and streamlined abstract form.

    Upon visiting my client months after he settled in,

    "I love it, I feel like I'm coming home to a spa every day."

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    Modern home with bath room, medium hardwood floor, wall mount sink, ceiling lighting, accent lighting, recessed lighting, alcove tub, soaking tub, porcelain tile wall, and one piece toilet. Photo  of White on White Apartment
    Modern home with bath room, medium hardwood floor, alcove tub, corner shower, soaking tub, ceiling lighting, and porcelain tile wall. Photo 2 of White on White Apartment
    Modern home with bath room, medium hardwood floor, wall mount sink, soaking tub, alcove tub, ceiling lighting, open shower, accent lighting, one piece toilet, wall lighting, and porcelain tile wall. Photo 3 of White on White Apartment
    Modern home with kitchen, engineered quartz counter, white cabinet, medium hardwood floor, ceramic tile backsplashe, recessed lighting, ceiling lighting, accent lighting, refrigerator, wall oven, cooktops, and range hood. Photo 4 of White on White Apartment
    Modern home with kitchen, white cabinet, engineered quartz counter, ceramic tile backsplashe, medium hardwood floor, ceiling lighting, accent lighting, recessed lighting, undermount sink, and dishwasher. Photo 5 of White on White Apartment
    Modern home with kitchen, engineered quartz counter, ceramic tile backsplashe, white cabinet, medium hardwood floor, ceiling lighting, recessed lighting, accent lighting, dishwasher, and undermount sink. Photo 6 of White on White Apartment
    Modern home with living room, pendant lighting, and medium hardwood floor. Photo 7 of White on White Apartment
    Modern home with living room, pendant lighting, and medium hardwood floor. Photo 8 of White on White Apartment
    Modern home with living room, pendant lighting, and medium hardwood floor. Photo 9 of White on White Apartment