Apartment, Upper West Side NYC

"We would like this space to feel like a loft", said the clients who were living in a Tribeca loft at the time they decided to renovate two one-bedroom apartments into a 1,300 sq.ft., two-bedroom apartment in The Alden, a pre-war Emery Roth building on the Upper West Side. The ensuing design allows a simultaneous view out the nine windows to the treetops of Central Park when the doors are open, allowing the space to flow from the main Living and Dining spaces, through the Boudoir Hall, to the Master Bedroom Suite, then back around to the Study which doubles as a Second Bedroom. The materials chosen were to evoke those from India, where the client's families are from, even as the lines are kept simple and the palette restrained. Now a loft-like space exists within the rhythms and elegance of the pre-war boundaries.