200 Central Park South is a white-glove coop building at the corner of Central Park South and 7th Ave in Manhattan which stands apart from its brick-clad neighbors as a uniquely mid-century modern structure. Constructed in 1963 by Bernard Spitzer, 200 Central Park South is comprised of base-building with sweeping glass balconies and an upper tower soaring 35 stories.
LABhaus was initially hired to design one spec project in the C-line of the tower . Based upon the success of that plan, LABhaus was hired to design a second speculative project just below the original project. Both projects started with a largely original +/-1650 ft2 one-bedroom residence with wasteful footprint, challenging structural conditions, and absolutely no charm.
We developed a prototypical revision of floorplan to allow for a luxurious master suite with dressing hall, a generous guest-suite, and spectacular open living spaces which took full advantage of the park and city views. We resolved the awkward proportions of the space through careful modulation of the ceilings and reworking of the exterior walls to create symmetry in place of chaos. We finished the project with subtle pallet of bleached and gray-stained rift sawn white oak and hand-painted graphic wallpaper.