The 1100 sq . ft . attic is found on the second floor of the turn from the last century light industrial attic building in Manhattan’s Flower District. Five large home windows run across the south wall from the attic, these home windows were changed to supply sufficient seem insulation in the busy street below.
The attic had lately been refurbished however the design unsuccessful to take advantage of the generous volume and copious sun light within the space. The present kitchen was neat and easy and of acceptable design, but too available to the doorway towards the attic. The present bathroom was cramped and ugly. Large frosted glass doorways on barn door hardware separated the bed room along with a study on the primary attic area, the doorways while being aesthetically interesting, unsuccessful to supply any seem or light control and thus didn’t suit the clients lifestyle. The brand new design introduced a wall that separating the doorway area in the kitchen, but created a generous opening in to the diner, the washer and drier were moved in the bathroom in to the kitchen supplying additional counter space. The research was opened up up in to the attic living area along with the introduction of a big walnut bookcase was converted into a library alcove.
The drop ceiling and also the south wall from the bathroom were removed. A sizable and deep hand crafted Japanese style tub with duel shower heads was built dividing the restroom in the new library area. From the top tub towards the 11 feet high ceiling a panel of etched glass was installed. This resulted in the restroom was flooded with sun light and also the sensual types of people bathing are visible although not apparent in the library alcove.
The mattress room needed privacy in the relaxation from the attic. It had been created like a sleeping cabin, having a large floor to ceiling walnut closets dividing it in the living area. The wall of storage provided a quiet sleeping space and blackout shades behind the curtains made certain an undisturbed sleeping atmosphere.
Additional storage was supplied by a sizable walk in closet close to the door, this together with a current surefire column defines the doorway part of the attic. The present flooring were refinished inside a wealthy antique walnut stain, through the attic. The ground from the bathroom was tiled in Italian limestone and also the walls are polished plaster.
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