Abell Duplex

New York, NY

1999

This apartment serves as a calming environment of permanence for an avid outdoorsman and traveler. The design was influenced by his stay in Asia as well as by organic forms from nature. Caverns hollowed in rock by centuries of flowing water inspired the sensually curved staircase. Many of the materials in the residence – honed bluestone, rift-sawn oak, carved limestone, polished mahogany – extend the predilection for the natural, while the brightly colored acrylic panels of the kitchen and the crushed, tempered glass embedded in the polished concrete floor evidence an urban modernity. Movement and solidity, symmetry and irregularity, congruencies and contrasts exist at once in the design. In total, an enduring quality is achieved that makes a perfect home for a well-traveled adventurer.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

Abell Duplex

New York, NY

1999

This duplex in lower Manhattan integrates two distinctly separate floors into one coherent space. An expressively carved central staircase and light well unify the apartment spatially while creating a boundary between public and private areas.

©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO

The association with the natural environment is refined in the master suite. Crisp rolled-steel and glass panels permit varying degrees of openness or separation between the sleeping and bathing domains.

©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO

Abell Duplex

New York, NY

1999

©Michael Moran/OTTO

This apartment serves as a calming environment of permanence for an avid outdoorsman and traveler. The design was influenced by his stay in Asia as well as by organic forms from nature. Caverns hollowed in rock by centuries of flowing water inspired the sensually curved staircase. Many of the materials in the residence – honed bluestone, rift-sawn oak, carved limestone, polished mahogany – extend the predilection for the natural, while the brightly colored acrylic panels of the kitchen and the crushed, tempered glass embedded in the polished concrete floor evidence an urban modernity. Movement and solidity, symmetry and irregularity, congruencies and contrasts exist at once in the design. In total, an enduring quality is achieved that makes a perfect home for a well-traveled adventurer.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

This duplex in lower Manhattan integrates two distinctly separate floors into one coherent space. An expressively carved central staircase and light well unify the apartment spatially while creating a boundary between public and private areas.

©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO
©Michael Moran/OTTO

The association with the natural environment is refined in the master suite. Crisp rolled-steel and glass panels permit varying degrees of openness or separation between the sleeping and bathing domains.

©Michael Moran/OTTO
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