Stuyvesant Heights APARTMENT

Renovation of a small apartment for a family

A young family of four asked Studio Officina to renovate the ground floor of their Brownstone duplex apartment, hoping to squeeze all living and sleeping spaces into one level so that the parlor floor could be retained for a large office and guest bedroom suite.

Given that one of the parents is an avid home cook, the design of the eat-in kitchen was crucial and the overall driver of the project.

The clients’ desire to live with a small footprint also influenced key elements of the design, and Studio Officina set out to create a kitchen that could efficiently fit all elements that a skilled home chef needs within a tight space.

The clients also asked Studio Officina to design a kitchen that faithfully follows the rules of traditional Shaker furniture and that would also incorporate a vintage utility sink that they treasured. Soft Walnut wood knobs, unlacquered brass exposed hinges and white-grey cabinets all contribute to a calm aesthetic and warm family enviroment.

A claw-foot tub was also included in the updated bathroom in order to provide some
additional old-world charm.

Schedule and budget were crucial for this client. Studio Officina worked closely with the contractor to ensure than the project was completed in less that two months while the family was on summer vacation

“Studio Officina knew our priorities and really went through a lot of iterations of what our space could look like and to make sure it was the best (but not necessarily most expensive!) version of that thing. Because the space was so limited the challenge was to make it feel the biggest, sunniest it could, and Studio Officina did it! Every time the sun hits our floors and bounces off the gorgeous cabinetry, we stop and admire it. We love our home!”

Laura and Sara

Studio Officina Architecture PLLC

studio@studioofficina.com

196 MacDonough Street

Brooklyn NY 11216

We are a small, friendly Brooklyn-based architecture and design studio. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to create buildings and spaces that
are a joyful and honest reflection of who they are and how they live and work.

We believe that high-quality spatial design should be available to all,
no matter the budget or brief. And we place sustainability at the core of what we do, as we seek to use nature’s resources carefully and efficiently.

icona_footer1

Studio Officina Architecture PLLC

studio@studioofficina.com

196 MacDonough Street

Brooklyn NY 11216

We are a small, friendly Brooklyn-based architecture and design studio. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to create buildings and spaces that
are a joyful and honest reflection of who they are and how they live and work.

We believe that high-quality spatial design should be available to all,
no matter the budget or brief. And we place sustainability at the core of what we do, as we seek to use nature’s resources carefully and efficiently.

icona_footer1

Stuyvesant Heights APARTMENT

Small home renovation for a family of four

Studio Officina Architecture

A young family of four asked Studio Officina to renovate the ground floor of their Brownstone duplex apartment, hoping to squeeze all living and sleeping spaces into one level so that the parlor floor could be retained for a large office and guest bedroom suite.

Studio Officina Architecture

Given that one of the parents is an avid home cook, the design of the eat-in kitchen was crucial and the overall driver of the project.

The clients’ desire to live with a small footprint also influenced key elements of the design, and Studio Officina set out to create a kitchen that could efficiently fit all elements that a skilled home chef needs within a tight space.

Studio Officina Architecture

The clients also asked Studio Officina to design a kitchen that faithfully follows the rules of traditional Shaker furniture and that would also incorporate a vintage utility sink that they treasured. Soft Walnut wood knobs, unlacquered brass exposed hinges and white-grey cabinets all contribute to a calm aesthetic and warm family enviroment.

Studio Officina Architecture

A claw-foot tub was also included in the updated bathroom in order to provide some additional old-world charm.

Studio Officina Architecture

Schedule and budget were crucial for this client. Studio Officina worked closely with the contractor to ensure that the project was completed in less than two months while the family was on summer vacation

“Studio Officina knew our priorities and really went through a lot of iterations of what our space could look like and to make sure it was the best (but not necessarily most expensive!) version of that thing. Because the space was so limited the challenge was to make it feel the biggest, sunniest it could, and Studio Officina did it! Every time the sun hits our floors and bounces off the gorgeous cabinetry, we stop and admire it. We love our home!”

Laura and Sara

Studio Officina Architecture PLLC

studio@studioofficina.com

We are a small, friendly Brooklyn-based architecture and design studio. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to create buildings and spaces that are a joyful and honest reflection of who they are and how they live and work.

We believe that high-quality spatial design should be available to all, no matter the budget or brief. And we place sustainability at the core of what we do, as we seek to use nature’s resources carefully and efficiently.

196 MacDonough Street

Brooklyn NY 11216