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New York, USA

We designed this compact pied-à-terre for a mother and her young children to function in two distinct modes: as a family home when all are present, and as a lofty studio when only the adult is home.

Compact kitchen using Henrybuilt millwork
The views aren't bad
Living room and primary bedroom are connected by a generous opening

A large closet wall called the Monolith organizes the home. It is over-scaled for a home of this size and thus has a presence in every room.

Monolith details: Kick GuardMonolith details: HandleMonolith details: Top Trim

It’s clearly identified by the solid wood detailing, which ensures that areas of high use will look good for a long time to come.

In terms of functionality, the Monolith is just a humble closet.
Robots and humans appreciate how the Monolith organizes the floor plan

Architecturally, it organizes the floor plan and gives both bedrooms their own unique entrance so that parent and children have a feeling of privacy.

Kids' room with bunkbed tucked away to maximize use of floor space
Bathroom with bright concrete floor tiles
New floor plan with Monolith highlighted in gray
New floor plan with Monolith highlighted in gray