This apartment was designed by Ho + Hou Studio Architects very much with the client’s impressive art collection in mind. The growing collection consists of works by Banksy, the abstract expressionist Al Held, an original Calder Mobile (not Photographed), and several works by local artists. Along with the art work, the client’s brief for the public spaces was to create something that did not resemble the typical living / dining arrangement. Gone are the large sectional sofas and the large rectangular table adjoining an open kitchen. Curated arm chairs, custom round silk / wool carpet, banquette style dinning seats, and custom designed massacre ebony whisky bar presents a lounge-like environment for domestic living. The flooring is French limestone with various custom circular cuts. The walls and ceiling finishes are Venetian stucco mixed to match the limestone. The vertical surfaces are accented with copper inlays.
For the kitchen designers opted for Vipp Kitchen which set up a dark grey / black color tone that made its way into the master bathroom. The most serene space is the master bedroom, with a restraint use of light greys and delicate mouldings. In all, this is a rather playful home for a unique pair of clients.
Photography : CKL Studio