Lillian C. Hernandez Apartment January 04th 2019, 15:57:07
Located on New York City’s East 51st Street, this five stories townhouse is the showstopper of the area despite other three stories and four stories historical buildings that the pleasant street is filled with. This is mostly thanks to GLUCK+, the city’s own innovative architectural firm. A renovation project was undertaken in 2009 and completely changed the exterior look of the building. When people pass this structure, they will either love it or hate it.
The idea that encouraged the massive transformation of what used to be three stories uniformed building is to have a space that despite sitting on a typically narrow Manhattan plot with shared walls, felt like a standard loft. This meant open space and light-filled interior but allows complete privacy. Unlike the neighboring houses where the only windows are facing the street and need a good shutter to help have just a bit of privacy.
Space is a good lot of fun and airy feel. The materials and colors used were chosen carefully and wisely to complement and show off the uniqueness of the place is the best possible way. This, of course, meant that space had to undergo massive renovation and rebuilding. The placement of the standard facility needed to be totally changed. The stair, surrounded by bookshelves, was put in the middle where you could see it from every part of the house.
The colors are mostly white to keep the space bright and feeling spacious with several earthy and fun colors to accentuate it. The stair combined thick clear glass railings with natural wooden planks for steps. Inhabitants have total view and light of the outside as well as total privacy from the outside by the use of aluminum rain screen for the front façade. Take a look at the photos below to get a clear idea of the structure.