Hudson River Living Area Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Mabbott Seidel Architecture is a design practice that provides full architectural, project management, and interior design services. We specialize in creating finely detailed residences, including the design and fabrication of custom millwork and furniture. Our projects include new construction and adaptive reuse within New York City, Long Island, and elsewhere. We strongly believe that the genesis of a successful project is in the close interaction of client and architect during the design process and is realized in partnership with the team of craftspeople MSa has fostered over many successful years.
Harlem Studio: A painter’s studio is created from existing space adjacent to the living quarters in a Harlem apartment. Natural light floods into a closed space through the introduction of clerestory windows as well as a large skylight with a motorized shade. Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Harlem Office: Custom desk and cabinets create an efficient home office in an average sized space. Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Upper East Side Triplex: Multiple artists’ studios on three floors of a building were combined to form a four-bedroom triplex. While design cues were informed by the details of the pre-war apartment, we introduced contemporary interpretations in the new construction.
Reade Street Living Room: A generic developer condominium lacking character was transformed into a warm, welcoming home through the use of custom designed millwork and furniture. The double height space in the living area is accentuated with an oversized bookcase in French walnut. Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Reade Street Bookshelves Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Reade Street Dining: A generic developer condominium lacking character was transformed into a warm, welcoming home through the use of custom designed millwork and furniture. The double height space in the living area is accentuated with an oversized bookcase in French walnut, and a dramatic chandelier. The softness of a new rug in wool and silk provides contrast to the soaring space. A new opening was inserted in the interior of the upper floor to visually combine the two apartment levels. Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Reade Street Credenza: A credenza of solid French walnut provides a focal point in a living room. Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Harlem Living Area: A studio was carved out of an oversized living space. Here the new studio walls define the living area, which opens onto the terrace. Transom windows keep the areas from feeling too closed off. Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Hudson River Duplex Living Area: This apartment combination connected upper and lower floors of a TriBeCa loft duplex and retained the fabulous light and view along the Hudson River. In the upper floor, spaces for dining, relaxing and a luxurious master suite were carved out of open space. The lower level includes new bedrooms oriented to preserve views of the Hudson River, a sauna, gym and office tucked behind the connecting stair’s volume. All upgrades were completed without disturbing original building details. Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Hudson River Bath Photo: Ofer Wolberger
Simple Bed: This bed frame is constructed of a combination of rift and quartersawn solid white oak with a fumed finish. Unlike a typical stain finish that tends to mask the grain of the wood, the fuming process darkens the wood slightly and brings a richness to the grain pattern similar to a much more expensive species like English brown oak. The center panel of the headboard floats in a frame of solid wood with dovetail joints at the corners. Photo: Jason Schmidt
Harlem Residence Children's Rooms: Children’s bedrooms are separated by a sliding wall of Douglas fir. Photo: Ofer Wolberger