Project: Greenwich St Apartment
Architects: Kimberly Peck Architect
Location: New York, NY
Completion date: 2020
This 625 ft2 apartment located in Greenwich St, New York, is modest in size. However, the home owner wanted it to be big on impact. To achieve this, Kimberly Peck Architect decided to make the fireplace wall the focal point of the apartment. Symmetry was achieved around the fireplace with a continuation of the kitchen base cabinetry and counter to ceiling stone clad walls behind floating shelves on either side of the fireplace. Although it is a bit weird to have a kitchen sink in the living room area, this continuation extends the room’s length and fully make use of each inch of the space.
Overall the apartments showcases the usage of various light shades of taupe contrasted with black accents throughout. Due to its small size it was important to maintain a visual link between the two main spaces, the bedroom and the living room. Therefore instead of a conventional door, a blackened steel and vintage glass sliding door was used . The door was hung on barn door hardware and mostly remains open in order to maintain the visual connection within the space.