SKB Apt is a four-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side, renovated for a fashion business owner’s family. Within a spare and refined vernacular, the home is stripped of decoration, and choicely augmented by careful consideration of thresholds, lighting, and built-in storage.

It features an impactful, custom light array in the foyer, venetian plaster elements, custom onyx and marblework, built-in wine storage, a marble temple, and a built-in entertainment center. Modern furniture and lighting were rigorously selected and are showcased on a backdrop of low-sheen, white-washed floors and subtle variations of white ceilings and walls with flush bases. New, custom, blackened-steel pivot doors with ribbed glass provide separation between the kitchen and the public spaces, and a large blackened-steel threshold invites guests from the foyer into the living room.

Client: Confidential

Program: Residential, Apartment

Status: Built

Size: 2,800 SF

Location: New York, NY

Architect / Designer / Millwork fabrication: KM,A (Kyle May, John Diven, Kaya Ramirez)
Contractor: Arx Construction
Steel Door Fabrication: Republic Anode Fabricators
Venetian Plaster: Gerry Goodman

Images: Credit Joan Porcel