Central Park Duplex


The complete overhaul of two separate units into a single private residence in the Upper West Side, NYC.




In this project, we converted two separate units (a studio apartment on the 9th floor, and a one bedroom apartment on the 8th floor) into a 2000-square-foot single residence. The newly-combined unit features two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living and dining areas, and a laundry room.

The challenge of this project was to open up and combine the two units into one, while the two units did not exactly line up, and the opening for a stairway was very tight. However, the client was inspired by our strategy in the Tree House Townhouse in West Chelsea, and wanted to have an open plan and connecting staircase between the master bedroom on the 9th floor and the main level. Our task was to design an open, sculptural staircase, given these conditions.