A Park Slope Apartment Gets a Custom Ikea Kitchen

BAAO Architects, an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice based in Brooklyn renovated this apartment overlooking Prospect Park in NYC. What grabbed our attention was the California vibe and mix of IKEA cabinets and custom oak shelving with it's kelly green tiled backsplash.

Let's take a look!

The apartment's original configuration failed to take advantage of its location and beautiful view, so the architects reconfigured the rooms to collect shared spaces together providing flexible uses and consolidating them into a single large open space overlooking the park with a flexible living/dining space that could also be cleared of furniture to allow for yoga sessions led by the owner.

The kitchen was relocated at the centre of the space with visual connections toward both family spaces. The material palette of white oak, white and pops of color keeps the spaces light and airy. The kitchen as mentioned, is a mix of Ikea cabinets and custom oak shelving with a Popham tile backsplash. Countertops combine a mix of oak butcher block and Caesarstone around the sink.

The master bedroom was expanded into a suite of layered spaces to create a small media room and a more secluded sleeping space, with an open wood screen which separates the sleeping space from the social space and conceals the television when not in use. . A terracotta-painted barn door separates the room from the living spaces.

The daughter’s room enjoys a corner park view and glows from walls painted a very pale yellow.

Recessed and wall mounted wood shelving adds warmth to the tiled bathroom. Bleached white floors tie the spaces together and reflect light.

Photo credit: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO.

About BAAO Architects
BAAO Architects is an award-winning multidisciplinary practice based in New York with a focus on exploring spatial and material practices that adapt to the evolving relationships between inhabitants and the built environment. BAAO has worked in the public and private sector on a range of projects that include ground-up private residences, interiors, and institutional and retail projects in the New York area, regionally, and internationally. The firm has engaged with a range of private and corporate clients including The Hudson Companies and Trinity Real Estate as well as developers for residential units in Inner Mongolia, China. Recent professional awards include AIA New York and AIA Brooklyn Queens Design Award Certificates of Merit for the Maple Street School. A speculative project, Chromatic Energy Landscape, was a finalist in the Land Art Generator Initiative and received an honorable mention in the Architizer A+ Awards.


Jan Halvarson

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