Combining the best of a comfortable suburban home with the sophistication and location of a city apartment, this 6700 square-foot, full floor residence is the perfect urban refuge. Filled with color, the unconventional “Home in the City” project located in 535 West End Avenue, New York is an open invite to both socializing and entertainment. The generous foyer, kitchen, dining room, living room and family room are designed for hosting functions and fundraisers. On the other side of the home, Studio ST Architects created a large “basement playroom” for the family’s three young sons by combining two bedrooms. A service entry was made into a mudroom.

The design conveys a soft opulence, rich yet comfortable, beautiful and functional. Esther Sperber, founder of Studio ST Architects, believes that design is a collaborative process. In order to foster a collaborative design process, the firm created numerous photo realistic computer rendering of each room which enabled a lively dialogue between the architects and clients sparking unexpected creativity. What are your thoughts on the outcome? [Information provided via e-mail by Studio ST Architects; Photography: Bilyana Dimitrova]