Upper West Side ComboModern Living Room, New York

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.

Living room - modern living room idea in New York with no fireplace and a media wall —  Houzz
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nister wrote:February 10, 2013
  • straker211
    hey sravss, that coffee table and sofa looks like its a boconcept piece
  • designmadre

    Love the sectional!! Where is it from?

lvd720 wrote:July 5, 2014
  • leonorpasquel
    What kind of Woodlands are the floors, stain and manufacturer❓
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    Creative Interiors

    Where is the sectional from & is the built in wall unit custom or a module built from sections installed together?

raeterry wrote:September 26, 2012
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  • le box
    Where can I find the coffee table?
RGI Consulting wrote:October 4, 2012
ivonagorry wrote:September 30, 2012
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    It was purchased from the DDC in New York.
mpogo wrote:February 22, 2017
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          Kellie S wrote:December 30, 2012

            What Houzz contributors are saying:

            Cathy Lara added this to Houzz Tour: 2 Prewar Condo Units Merge in ManhattanSeptember 17, 2012

            The southern window fills the relocated living room with light. Wide-planked, gray-stained walnut flooring adds to the airy feel.Sectional: Zanotta; floors: LV Floors

            What Houzzers are commenting on:

            Anna Gherardi added this to Redecorating ideasMarch 21, 2020

            Nice sectional Layout Simple clean lines Lighting??/

            Diane added this to Lighting - Cape George HouseMarch 12, 2020

            Are these the shallow cans with directional lights?

            Evelyn Aung-Thwin added this to Condo ideasMarch 11, 2020

            Quarter-sawn ash veneer with natural finish

            Keith Nakashima added this to Keith's ideasMarch 8, 2020

            Shallow TV Wall with plenty of storage

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