Museum Way

Remodel Pays Homage to Modernist Roots

This remodel of this 1970’s former architect’s house, which appears to have been based on the New York Five’s fascination with the rotated cube, was a challenge due to the strong architectural language of the design. The desire was to update the interior and remove the strange, awkward concepts (such as a two-story bathroom, with sauna accessed via a ladder), but not lose the architectural sensibility of the design. Working with the owner, who was also very concerned about accessibility, we created a proper master bedroom suite with new updated full bath as well as redesigned the kitchen with new laundry area, taking over a former, unfinished storage room. New finishes were installed throughout using classic modern materials, such as stainless steel, cherry, terrazzo and glass in homage to the modernist roots of the building.