The LNG Apt represents a subtle and precise renovation within an historic, Emery Roth-designed building on the Upper East Side. Joining contemporary details with the unit’s historic context, the design creates a bold yet grounded family home with defining pops of character in every room.

The original moldings were kept in select locations throughout the apartment, and eliminated in others in lieu of strategic updates. Lighting was added in discreetly for high-, but subtle, impact, such as in a reveal around the living room beams. The kitchen, a highlight of the renovation, is clad in deep walnut veneer, with bold marble countertops and backsplashes. The upper cabinets and a long array of pantry storage are clad in translucent, back-lit, ribbed resin panels for a modernizing touch.

Adjacent to the reclad marble fireplace is a bespoke bar, designed by reconfiguring the main bedroom and taking advantage of unused closet space. This bedroom’s closet then became defined by curved, wrap-around millwork, a creative restructuring that also resulted in the addition of a deep window seat. From the banquette, which is positioned opposite the bed, views from the window look down onto the bustling city streets of Manhattan. The abutting main bathroom is clad in marble, and features a mirrored column to divide the sink and the makeup counter. Unconventional design details abound throughout the residence, complete with carefully selected collectible furnishings and contemporary lighting that both modernize and uplift the historically preserved charm of the space.

Client: Confidential

Program: Residential, Apartment

Status: Built

Size: 1,200 SF

Location: New York, NY

Architect: KM,A (Kyle May, Gosia Pawlowska, John Diven, Percia Gomez)
Interior Designer: Sara Mosele Interiors
Contractor: JBJ Renovations

Images: Joan Porcel