7 Lexington Renovation
by Studio Esnal

DESCRIPTION: Conversion of a studio and adjacent 1 bedroom apartment into a contemporary 3 bedroom/ 2 bath apartment in the elegant and charming neighborhood of Gramercy Park. The kitchen is relocated to the middle of the apartment and is connected to the living-dining room in an L shape to allow space for a master suite. The old division between apartments becomes a grey arch furniture wall that connects the hallway with the living room. This wall integrates a wood showcase in the hallway and a TV stand and book shelf towards the living room. A sliding door hides into the arch when open to enlarge visually the living room through the continuity of windows. When closed, the bookshelf is revealed. A continuous piece of millwork along the perimeter unifies the windows and integrates the existing heating and ac units.
The master bathroom is combined with the walk-in closet to allow natural light to penetrate into the interior bathroom.
A very clear chromatic palette, truncated white and pale cold greys are used along the project to increase the level of light in the apartment. The oak floors and millwork shelving units provide warmth throughout the apartment.

CLIENT: katebackgrounds
LOCATION: 7 Lexington avenue, New York City
PROGRAM: Gut renovation and conversion of a studio and adjacent 1 bedroom apartment into a 3 bedroom/ 2 bath apartment. Complete layout development, kitchen relocation, master suite creation, enlarge bathrooms. New laundry room (convertible to half bath if approved by co-op in future). New electrical, lighting and plumbing throughout. Storage maximized.
AREA: 1480 SF
PROJECT COST: $375,000
STATUS: Completed December 2016


Arquitectos: Studio Esnal

+1 6462629415
New York / Madrid
Director: Inés Esnal
2007 – 2008 _ Master of Science Degree, Advanced Architectural Design. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University, New York City
1997 – 2004 _ License Architect from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM). Madrid, Spain
2000 – 2001 _ Ècole d’ Architecture de Paris-Belleville (EAPB). Paris, France
2003 – 2013_ Collaborated with architectural studios: Perkins Eastman, Enrique Norten, Cesar Ruiz Larrea, Josep Llinas and Jean Nouvel among others.