One of the projects I am working on right now is combining two penthouse condos. The owners currently live in a two bedroom, two bath condo. When the one bed one bath condo next door came up for sale, they purchased it to get more square footage. The clients have houseguests frequently, and wanted more bedrooms to host guests. Right now, they have to rent the guest condo in their building when they have visitors.
Adding the second condo will be nice, because the bed and bath on that side will become a private master suite, and the bedrooms in the current condo will be guest suites. The one bed one bath condo section of the combined space will be a private oasis with a living area and a bar. In this high rise, you can’t move the water lines, so you can’t move bathrooms or kitchens around. The owner’s don’t need two kitchens, so we are turning the second kitchen into a bar. It’s going to be gorgeous.
The bar will be out of light taupe lacquer with a gorgeous glass mosaic by Walker Zanger. This is the color, cashew, but we are doing small squares instead of the bricks:
The counters will be a quartzite, Perla Venato:
The walls will be Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige SW 7036.
We are doing all of the walls in Accessible Beige, and will do all of the trim in the same color, but lighter. Currently the trim is bright white gloss, and there is no other white at all in their home, not in fabrics, artwork or furniture. Their current palate is very muted but colorful.
The kitchen is going to be in two shades of warm gray lacquer, the lacquer on the island will be slightly darker. The backsplash will be a white glass subway tile and the counters will be statuary marble. This is the actual slab:
We’ve gotten all of the stone and cabinetry selected – it’s a lot of work to pick cabinets and stone for a kitchen, bar and three bathrooms. And we did it in two weeks! We had to work quickly before the owner moved overseas. All that we have left is sinks, faucets, pulls and lighting. It’s easy to do that by email. We start construction in October – it will be fun to see it all come together!