This may be my favorite feature of the whole house. And, not really kidding. A shoe cubby by the front door, wouldn't you just die?
This is what it looks like immediately inside our front door. Many typical mid-century modern homes lack a formal entry way. You just kinda step right into the house. Such is the case with ours. Thus, no closet and no spot for cool shoe cubbies. **sigh**
But I digress. Our next tour took us pretty near the Flatiron District. We went into a proper NYC apartment building.
The kitchen had a few features that I was super interested in as I am mulling over a kitchen remodel. First of all, I loved the way they treated the kitchen flooring. Can you see that there is tile in the immediate kitchen, but the wood floor extends on the walkways past the cooking section of the kitchen on either side? There is a thin line of metal as the demarcation point between the wood floor and the tile. I hate putting a wood floor in the kitchen so this is a nice solve.
I know, this seems boring, but I also like the way this challenge was solved and very much our situation. A wall of refrigeration and appliances to the left of the range and counter tops. I like.
Cool lighting fixture. Copper and very custom looking.
Expansive bright main living area. Love the arched windows.
The dining room table is also custom made and has a slate or stone inlay for placing warm and damp dishes on top. What a brilliant idea!
Another view of the living area. This home abounded with built in storage. Very clever and I was highly jealous.
Now for the bedrooms. Down the hall past built in display shelving.
First a couple of kids rooms. A too cute little girls room. Who wouldn't love to have this bed up the stairs with hidden storage underneath?
And a cool boys room down a magnetic board hall.
Tidy mid-century modern students desk.
The master is calling! Nothing flashy. Extremely practical with TONS of built in storage.
And a practical master bath. The trough sink is pretty special.
Kids bath has some practical touches with the double sinks and large storage cabinet.
And the splash of green tile in the toilet area.
Now for the surprise!!! I headed up some stairs really curious what could possibly be above what seems to be a NYC apartment. Oh my.
A solarium family room!! This really makes this home so cool and special. What a great work space.
Built ins for days. Including the sofa.
Must be ever so cozy on cold winter nights tucked up in your hideaway Manhattan rooftop solarium.
On the way back down the stairs I noticed the stairwell was fairly open and let a ton of natural light into the apartment below. Most likely by clever design.
Really comfortable space. Any family would be at home here, but still sophisticated with plenty of room for entertaining. Architect was Robert Luntz and Joe Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture.
One more to show you plus a special treat... a Manhattan artist studio dedicated to unique wall design.