most challenging aspect of this duplex SoHo apartment was that its long and relatively
narrow shape made the space awkward and provided little natural light.
initial priority was to make it comfortable to live in, but as the family grew,
the development, beginning in 1983 and continuing into 2003, has been on-going
and consists of four stages: 1) the renovation of the ground floor using bright
colors and lighting to articulate the space, 2) the connection with a staircase
to the apartment on the floor above, 3) the rebuilding of the study, which also
serves as a guest bedroom, at the ground floor front, and 4) the recent renovation
of the space under the staircase into a fantasy bedroom, complete with a circular
window overlooking the neighboring garden, for a teenage daughter.
apartment is now a four bedroom duplex, with four bathrooms, laundry, living room,
dining room/greenhouse and garden.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & DECORATION:
Richard Baronio & Associates
CABINETRY: Thomas Garcia Woodworking
CONSTRUCTION: Richard Baronio & Associates