Residential


Greenwich Village Townhouse
New York, NY
2012
4,400 SF


Wishing to accommodate a growing family and to display a robust modern art collection, the clients retained SAS to design new residential space in an existing nationally-landmarked Greenwich Village townhouse, a Greek style Revival building constructed in 1868.

The house hosts several site-specific art installations, most notably the stainless steel cube by Rirkrit Tiravanija and the ground-to-first-floor stairs by Jim Lambie.


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West End Apartment
New York, NY
2012
3,000 SF


SAS carefully reconfigured and refinished this grand 3,000 SF apartment in a pre-war building on the Upper West Side.

Behind a hidden door in the dining room wall is an acoustically separated sound studio fitted with custom oak paneling. A new tile and marble kitchen features a magnetic art wall and sturdy millwork pieces.

Original features of the stately apartment including oak herringbone floors, wood paneling, and elaborate plaster detailing were painstakingly restored, providing a gorgeous backdrop the clients' collection of photographic prints and Art Deco furniture.


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Chelsea Apartment
New York, NY
2009


Chelsea Apartment 2
New York, NY
2013
2,000 SF


Coming soon.

East Village Townhouse
New York, NY
2008
4,800 SF

SAS was retained to renovate and add to an 1880s townhouse in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan for a young couple and their two children. The extensive renovation covers 4,000 existing interior square feet, while a new addition and roof terrace creates an additional 800 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The owners wished to retain the charming character of the old building yet desired a more useful and contemporary house that would take advantage of the private backyard.

While the renovation of the old existing structure focused on stripping down old finishes, revealing earlier details and materials, restoring generously proportioned rooms, and updating bathrooms, kitchens, and storage, the new addition focused on the establishment of a strong connection between interior and exterior spaces.

East Village Condominiums
New York, NY
2008

SAS designed this new six-story condominium building with a penthouse and studios for a designer and painter. When completed, the building will house five self-contained luxury residences, including the multistory penthouse. Following the owners' interests in flatness and weight, the building envelope will be rendered in painted plate steel with rubbed brass details. The interiors will have no drywall as per the owner’s request, and will be outfitted with custom kitchens fabricated in Japan and smoked oak plank floors from Russia.

Tribeca Apartment 1
New York, NY
2006
1,500 SF

This apartment renovation for an artist employed paint, careful detailing, and tonality to generate a strong atmospheric effect.




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Tribeca Apartment 2
New York, NY
2007
1,500 SF

SAS was retained to renovate an existing top floor of a Tribeca apartment for a young couple. The couple’s love of sailboats drove the design toward the minimal and flat, as well as the careful development of custom millwork, storage, and finishes.


Union St. Studio + Residence
Brooklyn, NY
2010
1,700 SF


SAS has recently completed this project located in the Gowanus Canal neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, where a small two story brick building at the rear of a long and narrow property is set back 65 feet from the street. The clients retained SAS to renovate the existing brick building into a single family residence and to build a small slab-on-grade photography studio at the front end of the property.

The proud but modest existing brick building, possessing sturdy proportions of comfort and ease, served as a compass throughout the design of both buildings. The interior spaces of the existing house were carefully reconfigured to the clients' needs.

West Village Carriage House
New York, NY
2012
8,000 SF

SAS converted an existing 1860s carriage house into a sprawling private residence, quadrupling the existing square footage and shifting the interior character of the building from its workaday beginnings to a generous home with amenities appropriate to the client’s lifestyle.



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Greenwich Studio
New York, NY
2010



Mount Moriah Condominiums + Church
New York, NY
2007
50,000 SF

A private developer selected Solomonoff Architecture Studio to execute a design study to combine an existing church, built by the Rockefeller family, with 20 new luxury condominiums. Rather than demolishing the existing church structure, as originally proposed, our scheme retained the church as the basis for a fresh design approach.

Rather than undermining the elegant confidence of the original stone façade with a contemporary addition, or simply disappearing behind it, we proposed that the new building appear to “frame” the old building, giving it both a dedicated sense of belonging and a direct relationship with our new addition. The new addition—its exterior rendered in patterned precast white concrete panels and fritted glass—houses twenty residences divided over two mid-rise buildings separated by a generous and tall landscaped courtyard.

Octavia Boulevard Narrow Housing
Competition

San Francisco, CA
2005

SAS developed a schematic design proposal for two long and narrow parcels in San Francisco, CA, slated for redevelopment. The parcels are only 15 feet wide but nearly 275 feet long when combined. The city of San Francisco, in cooperation with various neighborhood agencies, organized an ideas competition to infill the site with innovative multi-unit housing.

Our proposal suggested combining the two parcels—separated by a small alley— into one larger parcel defined by a continuous, long and slender building: 15 feet deep -plus a 3 foot cantilever over the street- by 275 feet wide by 50 feet tall. Key to this proposal was accommodating multiple housing types ranging in size and program, minimizing area lost to circulation, and connecting to exterior spaces and street life around the building.

Central Park North Condominiums + Church
New York, NY
2011
52,000 SF

SAS is leading the design development of a new condominium building and church at the northern edge of Central Park, with both condominium and church programs intensively tailored to meet the needs of their respective constituents.

The project is purposely divided into two distinct volumes: the church base and the condominium tower, each having distinct requirements. The tower provides sweeping views over Central Park with a concise and generous layout for each apartment, while the base offers a dignified and generous relationship to the streetscape and neighborhood while preserving privacy for the church’s space of worship.

Chelsea Loft
New York, NY
1998
2,000 SF

A former fur factory loft was converted into a 2,000 square-foot artist’s studio and residence. The client had one firm request: He wanted to look at his paintings in the studio while bathing and relaxing.

The 44-by 48-foot space was divided in half by a new wall, creating a work studio and a living space. A large section of the dividing wall pivots to blur the boundary between living and working when desired. Along one wall, a raised platform compactly accommodates a bedroom, bath, and storage overlooking the generous living room and the artist’s studio along the opposite wall. The space is fitted with off-the-shelf industrial materials including storefront glazing, prefabricated stairs, appliances, and prefabricated storage cabinets. All of the elements were selected to achieve a useful but relaxed contemporary living and working atmosphere.

East Village Apartment
New York, NY
2009

This renovation of a floor-through flat in an 1880’s townhouse in Lower East Manhattan was conceived for a theater director and film producer. The extensive renovation develops 2,200 square feet of living and working spaces. A full length curtain mediates between the office, kitchen, and living room areas, allowing for different relationships of one to the other. Large bronze windows open over a lush backyard.
530 West 25th Street, Room 409 New York, NY 10001
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