StudioLAB, LLC
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Upper West Side Combo modern-dining-room

Upper West Side Combo

The owners of this prewar apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan wanted to combine two dark and tightly configured units into a single unified space. StudioLAB was challenged with the task of converting the existing arrangement into a large open three bedroom residence. The previous configuration of bedrooms along the Southern window wall resulted in very little sunlight reaching the public spaces. Breaking the norm of the traditional building layout, the bedrooms were moved to the West wall of the combined unit, while the existing internally held Living Room and Kitchen were moved towards the large South facing windows, resulting in a flood of natural sunlight. Wide-plank grey-washed walnut flooring was applied throughout the apartment to maximize light infiltration. A concrete office cube was designed with the supplementary space which features walnut flooring wrapping up the walls and ceiling. Two large sliding Starphire acid-etched glass doors close the space off to create privacy when screening a movie. High gloss white lacquer millwork built throughout the apartment allows for ample storage. LED Cove lighting was utilized throughout the main living areas to provide a bright wash of indirect illumination and to separate programmatic spaces visually without the use of physical light consuming partitions. Custom floor to ceiling Ash wood veneered doors accentuate the height of doorways and blur room thresholds. The master suite features a walk-in-closet, a large bathroom with radiant heated floors and a custom steam shower. An integrated Vantage Smart Home System was installed to control the AV, HVAC, lighting and solar shades using iPads.

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stellerproject wrote:
lighting - Did you use LED lighting in this space?
   Comment   December 17, 2012
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John Economou 630-967-6315 is a LED lighting consultant can source this product and any LED products you need.
December 31, 2012 at 5:24am   
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It's a strip of small led bulbs. It has an accessory diffuser cover that helps spread the light to appear continuous. RSA lighting Radiance LED.
December 31, 2012 at 1:06pm   
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leslie4269 wrote:
Who makes the dining room table and does it come in other sizes? - I'm looking for a very simple long and not very wide dining table for our manhattan apartment. Thanks.
   Comment   September 30, 2012
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The dining table is designed by Matthew Hilton. It is 39.4" X 78.75" and can expand to 114.2"
December 26, 2012 at 12:48pm   
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For a very similar table, check out the Remi dining table at
April 10, 2014 at 12:41pm   
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playa wrote:
Who makes the chandlier over dining table? Thank you.
   Comment   September 30, 2012
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Fontana Arte
December 26, 2012 at 12:49pm   
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Sarah Goodridge Byndloss
Beautiful work!
April 26, 2013 at 2:48pm   
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bixer wrote:
!What material is the white breakfast nook? Is it white lacquer??
   Comment   March 30, 2014
mbeeke wrote:
Who makes the chair> Thx
   Comment   August 1, 2013
ccardello wrote:
what color is the flooring and is this engineered wood - l floor question
   Comment   July 21, 2013
ester wrote:
floor - what kind of flooring is this?
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"We had some extra space that we could have added to the dining area, but we decided that the space would best serve the family as a functional addition. So we made it into a concrete-box home office, which also transitions into a media room," says Miller.Dining chairs: Cassina; dining table: Matthew Hilton

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