Before & After: West Village Penthouse

Living room with a large, artful chandelier, white fireplace, and sculptural stair in a West Village penthouse
Peter Peirce

The owners of the West Village Penthouse came to us wanting to update and elevate their home. We redesigned the layout to create a light-filled space that takes advantage of the incredible views while having an open flow between the spaces.

Collaborating with the clients, interior designer Jennifer Newman, and TPG Construction allowed us to create a kitchen open to the living and dining room. This ensured that each space could take advantage of the views while still feeling like distinct spaces.

After Looking down at the living and dining area from an upper-level balcony in a West Village penthouse.
We reimagined the great room to create an elevated living and dining area that matches the scale of the large windows.
After Sculptural staircase with black handrail and balusters, wood risers, and a white underside, next to the kitchen
Before Metal spiral staircase in a West Village penthouse before our renovation.
Part of creating a better flow through the apartment was replacing the tight, circular staircase that led to the primary suite and roof deck. The new sculptural stair is more comfortable to use and feels aesthetically cohesive with the rest of the apartment.

The renovation did not stop with the great room and main living spaces. Our clients wanted to ensure that the quieter spaces, such as the library and primary suite, were intentionally designed to allow for contemplation separate from the rest of the open apartment.

After Library in a West Village townhouse. The room is wrapped in built-in dark wood bookshelves and millwork. A teal loveseat sits next to the window.
An interesting trapezoidal room was underutilized as an office.

Adding floor-to-ceiling bookshelves created an elevated reading room. A pull-out sofa allows the space to double as a guest bedroom when needed. Reorienting the space provided room for seating along the window, unlocking sweeping Manhattan views.

One of the opportunities in the apartment was reconfiguring the windows on the upper floor to create indoor-outdoor spaces that allowed for incredible views of New York City.
After Roof deck with an outdoor seating area, kitchen, and wood-burning fireplace at twilight.
Before Roof deck of a West Village penthouse before our renovation.
The roof deck received a full makeover, creating a true outdoor living space.

Given the smaller footprint of the apartment, the roof deck is invaluable. We integrated the existing water tower and metal chimney flues into the outdoor living room, carefully blending industrial and comfortable elements.

Intentional design and thoughtful elevation of the apartment created a true home with views for miles that is warm, inviting, and quintessentially New York City.