This second floor apartment began as a dated 1970s condo stuck in time before STADT Architecture were hired to renovate it for a young professional. Located on the Upper West Side in New York City, the apartment’s new plan divided it into three levels – a vertical loft – with walnut wood floors and paneling connecting them.
A wall of white, built-in storage cabinets rests along one side of the living room, a contrast to the warm walnut wood.
Two main requests came from the owner: to enlarge both the sleeping loft and the bathroom. To make that happen, the wall overlooking the living area was taken down and the bed was moved to create a bed and headboard structure with storage. That eliminated the need for a guard rail, thereby making more space. The now opened up space on the other side of the loft becomes a wall of storage cabinets.
The bathroom was enlarged by removing the old stairs that led from the living room to the loft and replaced with a set of stairs closer to the living room.