Home In The City: Contemporary Gramercy Duplex In NYC
Transforming two one bedroom duplex suits into one two bedroom duplex was not an easy job for architects from Slade Architecture. Located in New York City, the Gramercy Duplex displays a contemporary floor plan that includes a living space on the lower level with a kitchen and powder room on one side and a master bedroom suite on the other. Many storage spaces across the duplex allow the inhabitants to hide any clutter, while high-tech systems like the remotely activated drop down LCD TV in the living room are prepared to offer quality entertainment. The kitchen features a movable island that allows the owner to reconfigure the space while the “walnut base cabinetry, Richlite countertops (recycled paper) and satin etched glass upper cabinets” adorn the white space. A staircase extending from the kitchen cabinets connects the two levels. On the same floor as the living room, the master bedroom contains the sleeping functions and some cleverly designed additions: “The vanity floats in the middle of the space and doubles as the headboard and side tables for the bed. The toilet and bath/shower are built into the back wall of the space.” The upstairs is occupied by the daughter’s bedroom and a guest room, making this residence perfect for the inhabitant’s modern lifestyle.