December 23, 2020

4 New York City Apartments Exhibit Neighborhood Character

Beeline from Upper Manhattan to lower, then over to Brooklyn via a quartet of apartments, each exhibiting neighborhood character—and Big Apple sophistication.

DUMBO loft by Worrell Yeung. Photography by Alan Tansey.

Firm: Worrell Yeung

Project: Three-bedroom loft, DUMBO.

Standout: To take advantage of the panoramic four-way views surrounding the corner unit in the landmarked Clocktower Building, living spaces have been organized along the perimeter while two central volumes clad in white oak contain the foyer, kitchen, bathrooms, and storage.

East Harlem condominium by Wid Chapman Architects. Photography by Ashok Sinha.

Firm: Wid 

Project: Four-bedroom condominium, East Harlem.

Standout: Anchored by fumed stained European oak planks, faceted metallic 
dust–infused plaster surfaces mingle with jewel-toned custom furnishings, velvets, and paints—materials and colors that reflect the sky and Central Park views captured through the windows of Wid Chapman’s own home.

Chelsea condominium by LUCE et Studio. Photography by Michael Moran.

Firm: LUCE et studio

Project: Two-bedroom condominium, Chelsea.

Standout: A clean rectilinearity formed from 12-inch planks of California old-growth white oak, monolithic Pietra Cardosa, and sleek gray glass offsets the rounded apertures defining Zaha Hadid’s 520 W 28, but the series of Francis Alÿs white paintings nods to them.

Chelsea condominium by D&A Companies and Ravi Raj Architect. Photography by Nick Glimenakis.

Firms: D&A Companies and Ravi Raj Architect

Project: Three-bedroom condominium, Chelsea.

Standout: After a gut renovation unearthed the 1880s former cigarette factory’s original timber structure and 
red-brick masonry, all well-preserved, bleached walnut flooring and honed black, beige, and white marbles were introduced to refine and add color to the industrial backdrop.

Recent Projects