PHASE I: Transformed the standard, street-facing Edwardian living room into a master suite. A master bath was placed towards the interior to address privacy concerns. A clerestory window hides views from neighboring buildings while allowing natural light into the space. A built-in closet supplies functionality without sacrificing space. All of the ornate details were removed and a clean interior with pocket doors stretching from floor to a raised ceiling were applied in their place – and then extended throughout the entire flat.
PHASE II: Upon completion of phase I, almost every single wall in the rest of the flat came down, significantly lighten up the space. The large open plan incorporates a spacious living room area flowing into the open kitchen with an island.
Gamble + DESIGN along with Stingray Construction integrated a few clever nods to the original Edwardian design, particularly in the guest bath which includes a play on traditional hexagonal floor tile exploded into a larger, more modern take and a classic claw-foot tub painted black. The final result captures the modern sensibility of the client while paying homage to the original structure.