Convert a studio on the 87th floor of the John Hancock Building into a sophisticated, playful, elegant Mad Men-esque Men's Club / Pied a Terre. This was a complete gut renovation.
Our inspiration was the vintage orange tweed sofa the client had purchased for the space. We wanted classy, not kitschy, so designing the "bones" of the condo in timeless and elegant materials was essential. To ground the space and make a dramatic first impression, we imported reclaimed hardwood from a 1800 French Chateau and laid it in a timeless, chic herringbone pattern. From there, we completed the classic modern century vibe with the addition of seagrass wallpaper, custom wood paneled walls, vintage 1970's decorative mirrors for the kitchen back splash and added period furnishings such as the Platner dining table and black tulip chairs.
The coolest feature, by far, was the custom bookshelf/hidden door we designed to mask the entry to the bathroom by seeming to be a library. Inside the bathroom, we converted a vintage, mid century modern bar cabinet into a vanity complete with a honey onyx counter top that lights up from within when you enter the space.
The final touch was the addition of a framed, original Men's Club Charter that greets you upon entry and belonged to the client's father.