This landmarked condominium in New York City’s historic South Street Seaport was originally built as a storage warehouse in the mid 1800’s. This duplex apartment renovated to create am open kitchen / living room social level at the entry level, while locating a private bedroom area at the level below. Rough terra cotta columns were cleaned and exposed to juxtapose their rough industrial finish against the new clean lines and surfaces of the renovated interior space. A new glass stair was installed along the rear window wall to maximize the light and open up the lower level.
This was a terrific, tough and tumble, historic and industrial apartment to work within, and the scale and materiality of the existing space received the modern details of this renovation perfectly.