Waterfront Duplex

Waterfront Duplex Redesign

This ground floor apartment is situated in a building right on the waterfront on the North Shore of Staten Island and has stunning views of the New York Harbor. Originally constructed in 1908 the building functioned as a textile warehouse until it was converted to a residential co-op in 1982. The ground floors apartments sport 15-foot high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The entire space was gutted and a 2 bedroom 1-1/2 bathroom duplex apartment was designed and constructed using structural steel for primary support. Because of concerns with flooding the ground floor was built using ceramic planks mimicking hardwood. On the upper floor we used traditional red oak flooring. Most of the design of the apartment was done in direct concert with the owner. A grand open riser staircase made of wood treads and steel balusters and railings was designed and built to let as much light through the apartment as possible. The mezzanine floor was designed to house 2 bedrooms, a 1/2 bath and a storage room. The master bathroom downstairs was created with an elaborate design of 6 different sets of tiles and frameless shower enclosure and includes a unique interior window opening out into the dining area, per request of the owner. Kitchen cabinets in a simple Shaker style, countertop-depth stainless steel fridge and large ceramic farm sink fill out the redesigned kitchen area. The dining room is centered on a beautiful chandelier which acts as a focal point on entry into the apartment.

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After (click on image to enlarge)