This 3,000 sq ft Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan from 1910, with its living spaces stretching over 10 metres (35’) in both directions around the outside, original coffered ceilings and parquet floors, had an intriguingly Scandinavian feel, which has been retained in the refurbished space.

Internally, servant spaces were opened up to provide a large family kitchen and breakfast room, and to give views through the apartment, bringing the foliage of the street and central courtyard into the interior.

An Ellsworth Kelly sculpture in the MoMA collection inspired the sapele cladding that marks moments of passage through the apartment.

Bespoke blackened steel shelving layers the spaces, retaining the original volumes and defining the new.


Associate in charge Liam Andrews

Photographed on film by Harry Crowder