Tucked away in the lower back corner of a handsome Art Deco pre-war coop in Chelsea, this apartment had been long neglected and untouched for at least thirty years. The spaces were tight and airless.

Project Name: West 23rd Street
Studio Name: Messana O’Rorke
New York, United States
Photography: Eric Laignel

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Kitchen ©Eric Laignel

In the design, we sort to open up the spaces along the window wall, expanding the individual rooms into neighboring spaces without loosing necessary function.

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Study Room ©Eric Laignel

An expansive unusable gallery space was divided between the entry hall and a dining alcove over the sunken living room by a new book shelf.

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Bathroom ©Eric Laignel

The existing bathroom was expanded and a ensued bathroom was added to the master bedroom.


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