Private Residence Kips Bay Towers

New York City

This private residence is located in Kips Bay Towers — a 1950s residentical complex designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners. This corner apartment, a home for a family, needed an almost complete renovation before the family could move in.

A new kitchen was the most important aspect of the renovation. The existing kitchen was closed off from the other living spaces, and outdated in applicances and décor. The new design by MUSHO Architecture opened the space to make a hub for the family. Custom designed cabinetry compliments warm glass tiles. New, brighter ligting makes for easier cooking. A glass smoke baffle at the ceiling mirrors the overhanging granite counter top below, creating a bar eating area. The final kitchen is warm and inviting, although modern and efficient.

In the main living room, new lighting, window treatment, paint, and wood furnishing was designed to lighten and brighten the room.

The master bathroom was redone in blue glass tile, bringing tranquility to the space. Contrasting with the blue and white sink and tub is the dark wood vanity. The bathroom is elegant and spa-like, the finishing touches being stainless steel state-of-the-art fixtures.