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Meat Packing DuplexContemporary Living Room, New York



Packing a lot of function into a small space requires ingenuity and skill, exactly what was needed for this one-bedroom gut in the Meatpacking District. When Axis Mundi was done, all that remained was the expansive arched window. Now one enters onto a pristine white-walled loft warmed by new zebrano plank floors. A new powder room and kitchen are at right. On the left, the lean profile of a folded steel stair cantilevered off the wall allows access to the bedroom above without eating up valuable floor space. Beyond, a living room basks in ample natural light. To allow that light to penetrate to the darkest corners of the bedroom, while also affording the owner privacy, the façade of the master bath, as well as the railing at the edge of the mezzanine space, are sandblasted glass. Finally, colorful furnishings, accessories and photography animate the simply articulated architectural envelope.

Project Team: John Beckmann, Nick Messerlian and Richard Rosenbloom
Photographer: Mikiko Kikuyama
© Axis Mundi Design LLC

Inspiration for a small contemporary open plan living room in New York with white walls and medium hardwood flooring. —  Houzz
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lynne_cooksonLynne Cookson wrote:31 October 2017
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    Axis Mundi
    3 years ago

    The wood floor is Zebrano wood. Shouldn't be hard to find from a good flooring supplier.

What Houzz users are commenting on:

katherinegv2
Katherine Gonzalez-Valentin added this to PH Stairs15 January 2022

Glass and black railing looks ok?

eliasvane
eliasvane added this to EIL2 April 2021

Opaque glass and stairs could be a design element in reception area instead of hiding it in hall?

kathy_diedrich31
Kathy Diedrich added this to Kathy's Ideas23 March 2021

Want to attach railing this way on main floor

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