The client purchased this apartment on the 68th floor of this new luxury building a few blocks south of Central Park for its views. With three exposures the apartment has spectacular views north of Central Park on up to the George Washington Bridge, west of the Hudson River into New Jersey and south of Time’s Square. The client made the decision to renovate this newly constructed apartment in order to capitalize on the views which were not being fully appreciated by the current layout. As built an enclosed kitchen blocked the windows as one entered the apartment and created a cramped feeling in the main living areas. The solution was to knock down all of the walls in the main living area creating an open kitchen that flows into the dining room, living room, and sitting room. Now one can appreciate the views of the hudson river and central park from the kitchen and upon entering the apartment.
The entry was dressed up by extending the Wenge from the kitchen where it is used on the lower cabinetry to panel the entire entry wall. This continuation of material draws your attention into the apartment and on to the prized views. Wenge is also used through out the apartment for various custom built-ins; it creates a floating desk overlooking central park in the sitting room, a frame for the leather upholstered wall in the master bedroom, a cabinet for the audio/visual equipment in the media room, and large folding pocket doors which conceal a murphy bed. All of the furniture in the apartment was chosen and customized with fabrics that emphasis the client’s love of color. Jewel tones of orange, ruby, gold and green coexist creating a bold interior. The look is completed with accents such as the custom designed tibetan rugs.