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Penthouse for a Beekeeper

A minimalist penthouse apartment renovation for a beekeeper.


This duplex penthouse apartment renovation in uptown Manhattan supports the owner’s multi-faceted hobbies - animal lover, furniture tufter, amateur horticulturist, avid beekeeper - which demand flexibility in ways the original residence was not setup for. Cluttered existing ornament from a previous renovation is stripped away, creating a clean series of rooms that enhance natural light and emphasize moments of striking materiality and open flexible space. A new rooftop terrace accessed from the upper level offers space for entertaining, a workshop studio, built-in planters, and an apiary.


Design,  Architecture,  Permits + Approvals


New York, NY


Private Client


Design 2019


Apartment, Residential