Apartment combination by EXD Architecture, New York City

Apartment Combination

A couple with two small children lived in apartment A (2BR 1 ½ Bath) and had the opportunity to buy apartment B (2BR 1 Bath) next door. This coincided with the birth of their second child.

An apartment combination is a great way to increase your living space in NYC, especially as a growing family.  It was also an increase in their investment that allowed them to enjoy a larger property.  The challenge here was to create with the same effort and resources a product that is more than the sum of its parts. A+B=C.

 

Rehab and redesign

LOCATION: – Upper West Side, New York

PROJECT:– Combination of 2 apartments

SIZE: – 2000 Sq Ft 

Collaborations

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kim Reierson

STYLIST: Chip Cordell

 

Floor plan: before and after layout

Floor plan to combine two apartments, New York City

We successfully merged the two apartments together to create a cohesive three-bedroom apartment as the client required, to meet their layered lifestyle.  The design strategy included creating different zones for the different programmatic elements. With that in mind and using the existing space morphology, we divided the apartment into three zones of use.  Sleeping & working area for the parents, sleeping and play area for the children, and a large communal open space where everyone can congregate and entertain.

Convertible study multi use space NYC apartment

We successfully merged the two apartments together to create a cohesive three-bedroom apartment as the client required, to meet their layered lifestyle.  The design strategy included creating different zones for the different programmatic elements. With that in mind and using the existing space morphology, we divided the apartment into three zones of use.  Sleeping & working area for the parents, sleeping and play area for the children, and a large communal open space where everyone can congregate and entertain.

Refurbished theatre chairs, interior design by EXD Architecture, NYC
Dining room after apartment combination, New York City

The living room was large enough to subdivide and create both a dining area as well as a small room at the window facing the kitchen.    This sunny room will change as needed, to become the ‘flex space’ this family needed.

Kitchen design after apartment combination by EXD Architecture
Childs bedroom by interior designers EXD Architecture

The new open entertainment space connects the kitchen to the living room and establishes more of a contemporary relationship between the spaces.  The clients now have a layered open area that combines cooking, eating, entertaining, and lounging.   We also created a line of sight, so that you can be preparing a meal in the kitchen while watching the children play in the open space.  Custom millwork along the window wall was designed to orchestrate the orientation of how this space is to be used.

All the finishes in the apartment were replaced, bathroom floors and walls, wood flooring, and paint.   Closets were customized to meet each user’s needs, especially the children.   By doing this renovation, the apartment increased in value by at least 30%.

Master bedroom interior design New York City

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