Glickman Schlesinger Architects was asked to gut-renovate a three-bedroom, two- bathroom apartment that had not been touched in decades for a husband and wife in their mid-thirties. When choosing the apartment, the couple decided they needed to stay close to the husband’s work in order for him to easily come home during lunchtime to help his wife who is in a wheelchair. The only apartments available were in typical 1960’s apartment towers, where the apartments consist of small rooms, narrow hallways, and low ceilings.
Glickman Schlesinger Architects' task was to convert this common post-war New York City apartment into a spacious oasis to facilitate her movement. The third bedroom was incorporated into the living space as a dining area, the kitchen was opened and expanded, and hallways and doors were widened. Materials and colors were selected to make the most of the limited daylight available. Photos by Lauren Coleman Photography.