My Favorite Design for a One Bedroom West Village NY Apartment
This article comes from a favorite site, Remodelista. The design is white, white, minimalist, but still feels warm and cozy… perfect.
“Juan Matiz of Matiz Architecture & Design, returns to talk about another New York project—this time a 770-square-foot duplex in a West Village townhouse built in 1817.
In this instance, the international client lived overseas during the entire process, and asked Matiz to effect an extensive renovation—and to collaborate on the cabinetry and metalwork with Brussels-based designer Nathalie Goris. “Our client was well versed in design and his trust in us meant we could do what it took to deliver a successful project.”
“The building’s original ceiling beams and exposed brick were painted white and the wide-plank flooring was whitewashed to make the small space feel larger by maximizing the light. The palette also provides a neutral backdrop for the client’s art collection.”
“The cantilevered stairs appear to float off the wall and are matched with an elegant cast-iron rail that was fabricated by a Belgian metalsmith and shipped to New York.The stair treads are made of white oak and each has a hidden, sandwiched-in plate of steel to provide support as it cantilevers off the stair stringer.”
“The textured walls of the bathroom have a tadelakt finish, a traditional Moroccan plaster treatment that involves lime plaster hand polished with olive oil soap and rubbed with river stones. The sink and countertop are also tadelakt; the work was done by Sobro Studio, a company in New York that specializes in plaster finishes.”
“The duplex occupies a historic 1817 West Village townhouse; the second floor is devoted to living spaces and the third floor to the bedroom.”