WEST 12th- THREE FOR 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 separately owned apartments. The two couples came together to Horrigan O'Malley Architects looking to enlarge their respective, adjacent apartments. We split the middle unit between the two apartments making a three bedroom unit and a one bedroom with office unit. As was the case with the previous project, 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 below are of renovated Unit B.