Upper West Side Residence
Remodel of an Upper West Side co-op for a large family with close Scandinavian ties
Overlooking the Natural History Museum on New York’s Upper West Side, the client wanted to create a gallery-like feel while retaining the warmth of a family home for their four kids. Having strong Scandinavian connections, the home is extensively lined with custom millwork and gallery detailing.
New York, NY
Koko Architecture + Design
Survey existing conditions
Produce construction documents
Develop millwork package
Specify interior finishes and lighting
Family living in the City
As a previously combined apartment, the existing layout was winding and incoherent. As a large family with four kids, the brief called for the an addition of a bathroom and additional storage.
The second entrance was blocked off to create an urban garage, and the separated living areas combined into one great living space. The bedrooms remained in their existing locations with built-in storage throughout.
Two boys sharing one bedroom gained storage, generous workstations and platform beds by borrowing space from their sister's neighboring bedroom, which in turn became a cosy reading nook.
Keeping the lines as pure as possible, reveals were detailed throughout so that no two surfaces seem to connect - rather glide next to one another.