The Rasigni apartment is on the top floor of commonplace, 1970’s building in Murray Hill, Manhattan. The owner requested a complete gut renovation from the existing, standard one-bedroom 1970’s construction to a clean, bright, modern space that transforms to create a guest room and additional privacy when houseguests arrive.

The apartment has great views and light with outdoor terraces surrounding the space but lacked a good layout or any inspired materials. Every wall was removed and every finish was replaced to create a completely transformed space with move-able glass and wood walls.

The moveable glass walls at the rear of the living room house a pull-down Murphy bed while hidden, white painted, wood walls telescope out into the living room to create a small bedroom to house the Murphy bed. Poliform cabinets and Corian tops line the entire back wall that extends from the dining area into the kitchen to create ample workspace and storage while elongating the apartment. The bathroom fixtures had to remain in their existing locations but a shower and tub were added with a pocket door between the sink and the bathing section of the bathroom to create a public and private room with the bathroom. Wide, walnut floors were installed throughout the apartment except in the bathroom where concrete plaster lines the floors and all walls.