Morton Square Residence
A light-filled living area with wide vistas onto the Hudson River forms the centerpiece of a three-bedroom gut renovation in Morton Square, a luxury building in the far West Village.
Juxtapositions of geometric forms; white and dark materials; and natural and artificial light create a structural character that dialogues with the panoramic topography of the West Side Highway, the Hudson River Park, the Hudson River and the New Jersey skyline.
Custom-designed cherry wood wall panels and mahogany floors envelop a long rectangular entryway. The muted, warm hues of the wood heighten the transition to the curved living area washed with sun and light reflected off the river. Planes in high-relief above and below the windows follow the curving trajectory, concealing lighting coves and accentuating the sculptural contour of the room.
Geometric ceiling coves and floating panels throughout the apartment allow subtle regulations of light, eliminate exposed lighting fixtures and add structural dimension. A series of translucent and reflective sliding panels maximize natural light and allow spatial expansion for the kitchen/dining area and bedrooms.