WEST 12TH ST- THREE TO TWO
Horrigan O'Malley was proud to be commissioned for a third time in this landmarked West Village apartment building. A unique opportunity arose, a one bedroom apartment became available between two separately owned apartments. The two couples came to Horrigan O'Malley Architects looking to enlarge their respective apartments. The middle , one bedroom apartment was split in two therefore making a three bedroom unit and a one bedroom with office. As was the case with the previous projects in this building, apartment combinations should feel as if they’ve always been one coherent layout. Given the limitations of 1950's high rises, this can be complicated. There are existing chases, risers, and columns, and coop rules against wet spaces over dry. Originally, these apartments were a series of small rooms and smaller hallways. By merging the rooms and halls, circulation was improved while enlarging the spaces. Two separate sets of building plans were simultaneously approved by both the Landmark Preservation Commission and the NYC DOB. The photos above are of renovated Apartment B.