The Carlson Residences
New York, Miami
These two residences for the same client are located in NYC and Miami. They exemplify the clients interest in modernism and clean living. However they have a unique and distinctively different feeling. As you can see the NY residence is a warmer and more intimate feeling of space benefiting of its location and building type. The Miami Beach residence is concentrated on the ocean view from the 35th floor, light and airy spaces and a colorful bright design motif. Terrazzo floor tiles continue from the interior through to the terrace. As with the NYC residence the kitchen is carefully detailed to create a smooth transition into the living area fitting of the owners lifestyle. The lighting has been integrated to eliminate the need for excessive decorative fixtures and to create spectacular scenes for entertaining.
In the NYC penthouse residence the character of the industrial structure inherited from the original construction of the building we see steel columns and high ceilings. The open nature of the loft is resolved into alcoves housing the kitchen, dining and master bedroom area. Sliding glass and steel doors can create a private domain in the bedroom. Along with the choice selections of stone and wide plank walnut floors the rich warm material and intricate lighting solutions give this residence a modern yet warm glow.
Especially important to this project is the centrally located sculptural stair. The lightness and transparency it maintains was achieved by cantilevering and minimal detailing, using the strength of steel and the richness of wood. Home office, terrace and media rooms are located upstairs and share the overall design approach.