Turning Two Small NYC Apartments into One Sleek Modern Home

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Project by: Ines Ensal of Studio Esnal
Location: Gramercy Park — New York, New York

Location! Location! Location! Ines Ensal’s clients got New-York-real-estate-lucky when they snatched up two spaces by Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Charged with combining a studio and a one bedroom into one larger, cohesive unit, Ensal took a clean and modern approach, maximizing another precious New York resource, natural light. A mix of materials adds visual interest throughout, the wood accents add warmth to keep the space from dipping into sterility. And if nothing else, you will walk away with some major, major pendant light envy.

From Studio Esnal: Built in 1951 and located near Manhattan’s iconic Gramercy Park, the building’s bones exude classic beauty and architecture while the apartment is modern, beautiful and chic. Ines Esnal of Studio Ensal transformed a studio and one bedroom apartment into a three bedroom/two bath apartment.

Optimizing the layout required moving the kitchen to the apartment’s interior and away from natural light. To keep the space light, bright and modern, Ines used Dekton Kairos surfacing on the countertop and backsplash, crisp white cabinetry, chrome accents and light hardwood throughout. Two large pendants hang over the peninsula, adding light and visual interest without absorbing visual space.

  • Company: Studio Ensal
  • Company Home Page: http://studioesnal.com/
  • Clients Name: Lopez Residence
  • Location of Project: Lexington avenue, New York City
  • Photos: Miguel de Guzman

Thanks so much, Ines and Studio Esnal!

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