WG Flatiron was the third project Rodriguez Studio completed for the same client. The design challenge was to create a new apartment combination in a building that was under development- that is, the final design we had to reconfigure only existed on paper.
Project name: WG Flatiron
Project type: Project-single family residence Manhattan NYC .
Size/ Built area: Approx. 5,000 sf (4 beds, 4.5 baths | 4,745 ft2)
Budget: 1 M
Architect: Rodriguez Studio Architecture PC www.rodriguezstudio.com , Houzz account, instagram @rodriguezstudioarch
Carlos Rodriguez Infanzon AIA- Principal ; Ivonne Perusquia Diaz Associate Principal ; Team: Kyter
Steffes AIA, Caitlin Watson AIA
Kylie Sarley Interiors, Kylie Sarley, http://www.kyliesarley.com/
Zendy Nevado-Gee https://www.zendynevado.com/flatiron/ , instagram account
Contractor: AlphaCraft-Construction- Inc
Photo credit: Pixy Liao-www.pixyinteriors.com, instagram photobypixy , Houzz account
Two 3 bedroom units were combined to create a 4 bedroom, 4 and half bathroom apartment that sprawls over 5,000 sf. The existing layouts from the base building development were combined to also create a new office/den area, walk in closets, a media room, as well as a large pantry and a large living room dining room with built-in seating. Walnut, Bronze, glass, stucco, and stone are woven together throughout the project to create a strong aesthetic identity. The project is a sleek, modern design with vibrant materials and elegant details with commanding views of Manhattan. One design inspiration was the angles and graphics of art-deco design. This is evident in the peaked fireplace mantel, the hexagonal bronze panels, the diagonals in the main ceilings, and the large sliding door at the family room. The entire apartment is fully wired for home automation- including heating and cooling as well as lights and entertainment. The furniture and fixtures were closely coordinated with Kylie Sarley interiors to create a seamless, cohesive experience.
The master bedroom features moldings on walls, and a 2 sided fireplace.
The powder room is clad in black wallpaper and has a custom Onyx sink and antique mirror backsplash.
The main entry hallway (the apartment has 2 entries) has a large walnut built in shelving unit, a strip light detail that guides you down the hallway and frames bronze ceiling panels, and a custom walnut sliding door as a focal point.
Kitchen, Dining Room and Breakfast Banquette
The kitchen is an adaptation of the original kitchen from the developer. It was enlarged with an island 18’ long with a concrete counter top, and a built in banquette for breakfast was added as an extension of the ceiling panels.
Living Room Fireplace
The intimate living room is grounded by a large decorative fireplace. The upper “mantel” of the fireplace is Onyx stone held in place by tapered stainless steel fins. The fire itself is provided by an Ecosmartfire ethanol burning fireplace, the hearth is cast concrete.
Facing the den from the outside: the wall is clad in hexagonal bronze tubes and flat bronze expanses that contrast with the sliding frosted glass doors to enter the den.
The den/office is covered in custom high-gloss paneling in deep blue. The room features a see though fireplace that adjoins the master bedroom. The door to the room is frosted glass which plays off the hardness of the bronze wall and ceiling adjacent.
About Rodriguez Studio:
Rodríguez studio was founded in 2004 to focus on intimately scaled projects in which the clients’ perspectives and lifestyles are integrated and celebrated by design. Collaboration and interaction are central themes in the studio: the collaboration between client, architect, and the project team; and the interaction of materials, site, and experience. Their work focuses on thoughtfully designed residences, office, and retail spaces.
Rodríguez Studio’s architecture uses materials in compelling, inventive ways that are practical and transcendent.
Their work takes the particular constraints and limitations of each project to generate opportunities to create great architecture.