East side duplex renovation, New York- zebra wood kitchen studio st architects

East Side Duplex

Upper East Side
New York, New York
Photography: Bilyana Dimitrova

We recently competed construction of a renovation combining two apartments into a gracious, functional duplex home for the client. The new plan for the lower level is an open, loft-like living space combining a kitchen, living room and dining room. A family room that also serves as a guest bedroom is separated by two large pocket doors. On the upper level there are three bedrooms including a large master bedroom and bath suite. A new, minimalist steel stair will connect the two levels. The stair is composed of a folded steel surface with simple wood treads and a delicate steel handrail. A conscious decision was made to limit the palette of materials so that the unique beauty of each material will stand out and provide the client with a sumptuous, yet visually understandable interior space.