Ever aware of context, architect Henry Siegel says of his house, “A lot of architects’ buildings look better on a pedestal than in context. Our design would look out of place on a pedestal—we placed it so it really fits its specific site.
In this Upper West Side apartment, architect Michael Chen of Normal Projects decided that more efficient storage space was needed in order for homeowner Eric Schneider to work and live in the same space. Photo by Raimund Koch. Photo by: Raimund Koch
Above left The woodwork in the inner courtyard was transformed from dull brown to warm grey, translucent panels were installed in the fence, and the garden was simplified to present a modern entryway to the house.
A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem
A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem - Photo 1 of 12 - Bernstein reconfigured the entryway to the street level; guests ascend to the main living space. Ironspot clay tile and FSC-certified cedar clads the facade.