BUILT-IN STORAGE AND AN ECO-FRIENDLY FIREPLACE BRING WARMTH AND ORGANIZATION TO A STYLISH TRIBECA LOFT
Situated in the former NYC headquarters of the US Rubber Company, this industrial-era loft now serves as the Tribeca condominium apartment of a young Manhattan couple. To bring organization and contemporary comfort to the cavernous, circa 1929 interior, Design Development reconfigured interior walls to create private spaces without blocking light. A new bookcase/media center wall now runs the length of the main living area, where a clean-burning bio-fuel fireplace from EcoSmart supplies an interior focal point. Adjacent to the master bedroom, a new walk-in closet/dressing area and luxurious bath contribute to the comfort of the couple’s private suite, while a new half-bath serves guests.
The High Line
Lower West Side
CAPTURING THE VIEWS, INSIDE HL23
Clean-lined luxury defines this 2-bedroom, 2-bath condominium on the High Line, in West Chelsea’s arts district. Improvements to the newly constructed apartment—located in architect Neil M. Denari’s HL23—include custom millwork, custom-mix paints by Farrow & Ball, and interior lighting designed to set the mood and highlight the owners’ growing collection of contemporary art. Crafted by artisans in Design Development NYC’s own workshops, a new built-in bar area and media wall of matchbooked walnut veneer artfully elevate the interior’s warmth and functionality. From the open kitchen to the custom lacquered-wood desk with leather blotter, also crafted by Design Development NYC, every angle captures a view—inside and out.
Central Park West
GUT RENOVATION OF A CLASSIC PREWAR
This prewar co-op is located in the Ardsley, one of architect Emery Roth’s iconic additions to Central Park West. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment makes the most of the 1931 structure’s picturesque location, while renovating its outdated interior with a custom-built galley kitchen, new master bath, and new interior doors, fireplace surround, and millwork inspired by the building’s Art Deco roots—all custom-crafted by Design Development’s artisan woodworkers. Designer Alexander Doherty worked with the client to create a bright interior that reflects the owner’s desire to work at home as well as entertain family and friends in a comfortable, contemporary environment.
LOFT APARTMENT | GUT RENOVATION
A smart layout, high-tech mechanical systems, and organic materials redefine this luminous duplex apartment, located on the top two floors of an 1866 building that once served as stables for the American Express Company.
Oak-plank floors with a rich, tung-oil finish bring warmth to the gut-renovated interior, configured to capture all available light. A cabled steel-and-oak staircase connects the informal, lower-level living space to the new Henrybuilt kitchen, customized with high-gloss lacquer panels on the ceiling and pantry cabinetry. A second living space on the upper level—with an integrated fireplace and media wall—functions as a destination for more formal entertaining. Energy-efficient glass doors open up to the landscaped terrace, taking full advantage of the city views.
Ninth Avenue Duplex
3,600-SQUARE-FOOT LOFT APARTMENT | GUT RENOVATION
A smart layout, clever storage, high-functioning work/play areas, and health-conscious design materials bring comfort and ease to a family-friendlyurban loft.
For an urban family that needed more space, a move to the suburbs was not a solution: Instead, they expanded their horizons by purchasing a pair of apartments located on two levels of the six-story, zinc-clad addition that rises from the Porter House, a converted 1905 warehouse in Manhattan’s historic Meatpacking District.
Central Park West
2,400-SQUARE-FOOT COOPERATIVE | GUT RENOVATION
Custom millwork and built-ins create a harmonious link between old and new in a prewar landmark.
Custom mouldings and doors crafted in Design Development’s own woodworking mills restored character to the gut-renovated interior. The geometric motif on the raised-panel doors pays homage to the building’s Art Deco lineage. Painting walls and woodwork the same color creates a sense of continuity that makes the room feel larger and more luminous.
ONE-ROOM STUDY/GUEST ROOM | KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE
In a modern interpretation of the traditional gentleman’s library, cerused-oak paneling, fabricated in our New York City shops, transforms a white-walled bedroom from characterless box to peaceful sanctuary. The oversized-block pattern shows off the wood’s handsome grain and gives order to a display of fine art.
The pale-colored wood reflects light and absorbs sound, instilling the room with a sense of warmth and seclusion sometimes missing from apartments in contemporary glass towers.
3,400-SQUARE-FOOT COOPERATIVE | GUT RENOVATION
Improving the flow, but keeping the charm, of an oddly angled prewar.
Design Development configured custom built-ins to follow the angles of the prewar apartment’s quirkily shaped rooms, adding to the interior’s one-of-a-kind character. A monochromatic palette creates a cocoon effect in both the study and the media room.
2,200-SQUARE-FOOT PREWAR APARTMENT | GUT RENOVATION
Classical proportions and impeccable craftsmanship restore elegance to a Sutton Place residence.Design Development fabricated and installed new doors, base mouldings, and cornice trim to enhance the entry hall’s classical proportions. Our master craftsmen paved the three-tiered space with hand-selected limestone and marble.