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Oct272010

Françoise Bollack Architects (part 2)

As I promised earlier today, here is project #2 from Françoise Bollack Architects. The detail is incredible - I am smitten with the hardwood floors, the deep windows, the moldings, the kitchen...

"This project consists of the renovation of a four thousand square feet duplex in the Osborne Apartments, a New York City landmark located at 57th Street and 7th Avenue. The work includes combining two rooms to create a large kitchen, renovating all bathrooms and bedrooms. Sustainable "green" materials are used in several areas: cork for the kitchen floor, and IceStone counter tops (a green material made of recycled glass). New, properly counterweighted, double hung wood windows glazed with insulating, laminated glass will improve the performance of the exterior wall by controlling heat loss, heat gain and noise transmission. Our approach carefully knits the new with the old by using traditional materials installed with traditional methods and finishes specific to this particular building (an iridescent floor tile in the bathrooms for example)."

  
  
  
  

Photos by Henrik Olund

Reader Comments (14)

So much I love here. The ladder in the kitche, the bedroom with the mirrored closets, swoon.

27 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSing

This looks so french! I love how they've kept all the old world details but it's still modern.

27 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEva

OMG - such a piece of art!

27 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRapha

Classic with a fresh and sophisticated touch - just love it!! The kitchen is my dream and the ladder ...fabulous!!!

27 Oct 2010 | Unregistered Commentermydesignchic

This is incredible! The only flaw I see in the living room is all those empty book shelves!

27 Oct 2010 | Unregistered Commentersd

Wow, that bedroom is my dream bedroom!! Roomy & stylish.... just perfect.

27 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilaPetersDecor

Windows in 2nd photo. MUST HAVE. NOW!

27 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLin

Love the rounded cabinets in the bathroom and love the bedroom, but the ladder in the kitchen would drive me crazy. It looks cool, but I get frustrated having to step around my 15 yr old who is always in the kitchen.

27 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPearl

Is this by any chance Fernando Sanchez’s old apt?

http://nymag.com/nymetro/shopping/homedesign/greatroom/10419/

28 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

This isn't Fernando Sanchez's old apartment. Its easy to make the mistake as it is in the same building and has some similar elements.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments!

Amazing, beautiful woodwork and moldings.
Love the all white kitchen and the ladder for upper cabinets.

Lovely ideas. However I dare say, if you need a ladder in the kitchen and are of normal height ( ca. 1,60m) than you have way to much stuff.

29 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSan

I would so love to bake chocolate chip cookies in THAT kitchen! Absolutely gorgeous apartment!

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