Located in Manhattan's Meatpacking District at the intersection of the Highline and Chelsea Market, Sons & Daughters presented Hirshson Architecture + Design the challenge to create a unique atmosphere to match the surroundings while offering a comfortable environment for a weekend brunch. In turn, the existing space was stripped to the shell allowing for a new modular seating blending wood, leather, and metal with distinct cement tile patterns for accent. Elevated by two steps, the private dining room was reimagined with custom wall panels, wallcovering, and a central chandelier to anchor the space. Throughout, various light sources define the more casual gathering spots from the intimate dining areas. All share a view of the open bar and kitchen.
The project took the existing 4,000sf penthouse back to the shell of the 1990's structure. A new layout was put in place with the public and private spaces all collected off of a new central gallery. Herringbone floors and custom plaster mouldings blend together with paneled openings adding detail and character to a formerly outdated residence. In addition, terrace doors were all reconfigured to provide full access to the renovated 1,000sf outdoor living space. Divided into three zones, each area has a distinct feel for group conversation, dining, or relaxing while taking in the views of lower and upper Manhattan.
The existing apartment had been designed and constructed in the 1980's as part of the conversion of an educational building into private residences. Untouched for 30 years, the new owners sought to renovate all elements of their new home. A Steinway piano greets visitors and separates the dining table from the living area. A white kitchen with honed counters includes a variety of cabinet types offering open display and closed storage extending to the ten foot ceilings. An entirely new master suite includes a dressing area leading to a marble bath with a custom walnut vanity.
Hirshson Architecture & Design
The project called for the conversion of a retail storefront into a design studio. Each selected detail relates to frequently addressed items within our projects including the width of flooring, height of ceilings, woods, stones, and trim sizing. Flanked by two sloping ceilings, the center of the space was identified as the central gathering space of the office with a conference table, a tackable wall surface, display monitor, and a feature light fixture. Partitions were added separating the conference table from four customized work stations. The open configuration fosters a sense of collaboration among the design team while enabling clients to review plan and material options.