The glamor of New York, for me, has to be the view of its skyline from within the depths of its buildings as an insider pondering the history of the city’s glorious skyscrapers.
With their classic talent for reworking existing spaces to achieve their maximum potential, New York architects Platt Dana (a member of the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory) have remodeled a 2,800-square-foot apartment in New York’s Flatiron district to great effect. By moving the kitchen into what was previously a green house, the apartment now offers the perfect viewing platform for the glamorous city beyond; a glass of wine included.
Above: The living and kitchen area are on the top floor of the apartment, where the view is always present. A Hanging Mobile light fixture by David Weeks hangs above the island’s statuary marble counter top.
Above: The architects gutted the apartment completely and took the opportunity to move the kitchen to the existing greenhouse.
Above: Custom walnut cabinets provide storage and a location for the ovens.
Above: The minimally detailed glass stair rail shows no hardware – an engineering feat.
Above: The architects replaced sliding picture windows with casement windows to emulate industrial loft spaces in the entry hall of the first level of the apartment.
Above: Walnut window sills were added to match the walnut herringbone floor.
Above: While the walnut wood flooring is continuous throughout, the walnut herringbone in the entry becomes four-inch-strip walnut flooring everywhere else.
Above: The custom-designed bookcases are paint-grade poplar and were sprayed in a mill work shop.
Above: New York- and Seattle-based furniture and cabinet makers Henrybuilt supplied the bathroom vanity as well as the kitchen cabinets.
Interested in seeing more work by Platt Dana? See The Architect Is In: Making the Most of Your Floor Plan.
Frequently asked questions
Who designed the New York kitchen with a glamorous view?
The kitchen was designed by Platt Dana Architects, a New York-based architecture and design firm.
What is unique about the kitchen's view?
The kitchen has a stunning view of Central Park, which is accentuated by the large windows and open design.
What was the inspiration behind the kitchen's design?
The kitchen's design was inspired by the homeowners' desire to create a space that was both modern and timeless, while also capturing the beauty of the surrounding environment.
What materials were used in the kitchen's design?
The kitchen features a mix of natural materials, such as wood and stone, as well as modern materials, such as stainless steel and glass.
What appliances were used in the kitchen?
The kitchen features high-end appliances from brands such as Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele.
Is the kitchen functional?
Yes, the kitchen was designed with both form and function in mind, featuring plenty of storage space and ample countertop space for meal preparation.
Can the kitchen accommodate multiple people?
Yes, the kitchen has an open design that allows multiple people to use the space at the same time, making it perfect for entertaining.
What kind of lighting is used in the kitchen?
The kitchen features a mix of natural and artificial lighting, including pendant lights above the island and recessed lighting throughout the space.
Is the kitchen customizable?
Yes, Platt Dana Architects can work with homeowners to customize the design to their specific needs and tastes.
What is the cost of the kitchen?
The cost of the kitchen will vary depending on the specific design, materials used, and other factors.