1280 5th Avenue New York, NY

Firm Credit : Lynn Fritzlen Architect

Description
Type This project combined a standard two-bedroom unit and adjacent studio into a three bedroom with a gracious master bedroom suite. The new plan places the enlarged dining and living along the west side to take in expansive views of Central Park. The living and dining area was enlarged to accommodate easy-living for a growing family and an office was added to enhance the usability of the apartment.
Design Features
Type One of the design challenges was maintaining the building management’s strict requirement for maintaining wet areas over wet areas. The floor plan expanded the master bath while still meeting the building parameters. The new layout creates a large master bedroom with a walk-in closet large enough for a desk or reading chair. LFA provided services from start to finish, including architectural and mechanical design documentation for building approval, expediting, construction documents and contractor coordination.
Sustainable Practices
A very high percentage of the existing walls, doors, hardware and finishes remained or were reused and the marble from the demolished kitchen of the studio apartment was re-worked to be used for finishes in other areas of the apartment. There was no impact to the existing mechanical system and very limited impact to the plumbing, sprinkler and electrical systems. All existing structural remained and windows that were previously sheet rocked over were exposed to allow additional light and air into the building.

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