East 9th Street Residence


This renovation inside a classic 1960’s modernist New York co-op uniformly fills floor-to-ceiling surfaces in a variety of warm tones and subtle textures. Given the unalterable low height ceilings and limited natural light, this design gives the illusion of elongating and brightening throughout. The new kitchen navigates a tight entryway to fit a slim but sorely needed island for valuable cookware storage and maximum counter space. Integrated appliances, including a stacked washer/dryer, are hidden behind continuous vertical grained wall of millwork cabinets. A delicately veined quartz countertop wraps around to form a waterfall edge open to the dining room. The two renovated bathrooms incorporate similar aesthetic principles. Twin floating vanities lend an airy, open experience to otherwise small-scale rooms. The guest bath utilizes a singular large porcelain tile, stacked and repeated at all walls and floors to create an expansive and calming space. Matte black plumbing fixtures create a bold accent and highlight their modern silhouettes. The master bath offers more contrast with matte Calacatta-patterned porcelain walls against dark Seta Nera marble floors arranged in a large herringbone format. A floating wall-to-wall mirror with inset medicine cabinet and cove LED lighting sets a peaceful ambient mood. 

Typology Residential
LOCATION East Village; New York, NY
size 1,175 SF


Architect/Designer alterARC
Contractor Green Conversions, Inc.