Ellis Loft

The existing shell was a poorly thought-out developer special, with a long living space extending over 80 feet on the southern exposure.  Since our client didn’t bowl… he made us rethink the ways to define the residence through design, furniture, and art installations. 

We were able to introduce American walnut floors throughout, as well as extensive custom millwork to delineate the zones of the awkward plan.  After some negotiations with the coop board, we were able to annex the unused hallway and add the glamour of the dedicated elevator entry. An undersized third bedroom was reconceived as a decadent walk-in closet with pony-hide rugs and walls of grey washed oak.  What began as 3600 square feet of dry sheetrock and pre-finished maple flooring, was transformed through materials and color into a warm modern interior filled with a mix of contemporary art and Asian antiques.

COMPLETED 2005 / 3600SF

PHOTOS: Mikiko Kikuyama