Hillier gave new life to this 2,400-square-foot apartment on the thirty- eighth floor of a post-war residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed to meet the needs of business travel and the occasional family rendezvous, this pied-a-terre is the visual antidote to the decorous interiors often found in mid-century apartments in the city.
Views of East River and Central Park
The design team focused on the assets of the existing apartment – primarily the spectacular wrap-around views of Central Park and the East River that could be accessed through punched window openings in almost every room. The low ceilings created a spatial horizontality that served to reinforce views of the city beyond. Many of the interior partitions were removed to create an expansive loft-like space. No longer defined by partitions, the kitchen, dining and living spaces enjoy a connectedness without sacrificing their individual spatial integrity.