An overall elegant design characterizes this unusual family crib in Manhattan, Big apple. Envisioned by wUNDERground architecture, the project consisted of a contemporary renovation derived from the desire of more living space: “With the appearance of latest member, this family of 5 had outgrown their 2-bedroom loft in a prominent Chelsea building and chose to expand by purchasing the same apartment above. To remodel the 3600sf space, the present units were completely gut-renovated”. Despite the focal point on function, no aesthetic compromises were made.
The architects explain that the lower floor was transformed right into a family realm including a sizable eat-in kitchen, a considerable playroom and an adult living/dining area. a brand new wood and steel staircase opens into the higher living quarters, featuring a study, laundry room, three children’s bedrooms and a south-facing master bedroom: “As an owner priority, we incorporated extensive health-conscious systems and materials and dedicated a considerable effort to improving the thermal and acoustical performance of the outside walls”. Color is a crucial section of the inner design scheme, adding a contented touch throughout.