This client purchased a duplex in all of its original and outdated glory and wanted to remodel it to incorporate his modern design ideas and European taste. Our challenge was to fulfill his desires within the guidelines of residential building code, the confines of the dated balloon-framed structure and original trim aesthetics. The kitchen and breakfast area were altered to incorporate a new rear hallway and new guest powder room. In addition, the general bath was remodeled and flooring was replaced and refinished in the front and rear stairwells and throughout the rest of the unit.
In creation of the new powder room, existing floor joists were found to be previously cut and in need of gusset strengthening before we proceeded with rough in plumbing. This new Powder room makes a bold statement displaying white Duravit European plumbing fixtures against a wall of Nemo Jap Cobalt blue Porcelain tiles. This homes interior is tied together by stunning color and extensive architectural detailing, European fixtures, and selective material use – which created dynamic focal points throughout the various rooms.