The Making of a Modern Condo

The Making of a Modern Condo
Fireplace Separates Dining & Living Areas
Two-Sided Fireplace Separates Dining & Living Areas

Dining & Living Areas BEFORE
Convertible Space – Office Cube: The final design relies on several convertible spaces. I created an “Office Cube” in the main living area. It takes the place of the original pantry and wet bar area. The office cube relies on almost 9 foot tall translucent glass doors to allow the office area to be closed to view when company comes but to allow the wife to have an open office with great view when she’s working from home.

 

View of Office "Cube" With Doors Closed
View of Office “Cube” With Doors Closed

 

Office Cube with Doors Open
Office Cube with Doors Open — Allowing Work From Home with Great ViewsView from Office Cube

Modern View-Through Fireplace

We stole space from one of the bedrooms to enlarge the living space – making the space feel better proportioned and better oriented to the door to the balcony. We added a large entertainment cabinet but made its presence in the living area minimal by recessing it into the adjacent room (making that room smaller still). When the cabinet doors are closed it projects a mere 3 inches into the living room and becomes – along with the ledge and lamp — almost abstract art. The small ledge is created from the same materials as the fireplace. When the doors of the entertainment cab are open, it’s a comfortable place from which to watch TV. The lamp hanging from the ceiling was a creative solution for hiding an inactive sprinkler pipe in a wall we removed when we enlarged the living area. We couldn’t remove the sprinkler pipe without coordinating with the fire department and draining the line for the entire building. So we camouflaged it as a hanging lamp. [ It’s decorated for Christmas in the picture.]

Living Room with Entertainment Cab That Doubles as Abstract Art
Living Room with Entertainment Cab That Doubles as Abstract Art

 

 



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