How big a role does music really play in your life? While many of us spend endless hours hooked to our iPods most of our decorating choices influenced by music probably end with a few posters a guitar on the wall or a piano in the living room.
While the smart makeover leaves the street elevation of the home untouched a clever change in the floor plan of the existing structure gives the formal living room and the existing bedrooms a new lease on life. A new addition in the rear acts as the heart and soul of the revamped home as it blurs the line between the contemporary living zone and the garden outside.
Perfect for architecture buffs this glassy Lower East Side penthouse features wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows that let some of NYC’s most famous buildings right in. The efficient yet airy layout features two bedrooms and your own loft apartment with views of the Freedom Tower and the Chrysler building.
The open plan living area contains the dining room a distinct concrete fireplace a beautiful kitchen with open shelves and of course a large living zone. The addition of huge windows brings in ample natural ventilation while principles of ‘adaptive reuse’ employed throughout the home make use of every available resource.
A small dining area in the corner with Eames Molded Plastic Chairs in white and a kitchen visually connected with the landscape outside complete the lower level. A large wooden deck outside offers a cool sitting area that allows the homeowners to enjoy the relaxed ambiance while their favorite blues tunes stream out of the house.
With a roof garden and to power the house it is a lot more energy-efficient than it seems. With an additional guest apartment a model-train room and other facilities downstairs this is a renovated residence that completely bowls you over with its charm!
The makeover started with the removal of the existing indoor partitions to completely overhaul the interior and give it a more open plan living space. By doing away with the unnecessary walls the architects achieved better cross-ventilation and a more flowing interaction between various ‘zones’ of the house.