Periscope House

New York, NY

This 820 sf apartment takes up the entire Parlor level floor in a historic townhouse in West Chelsea. The ceilings in the public areas – the living room and kitchen – are considerably higher than those in the bedroom and bathroom. To create a better sense of flow in the space, and to mitigate the height difference, we introduced two “periscopes” or diagonal ceilings. An arched library built in the living provides the space a sense of hierarchy, grandeur and scale, together with a newly designed marble fireplace and crown moldings.